THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH

Her first novel in five years, Because of You is the remarkably poignant must-have gift for every Dawn French fan


'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

'Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love' MARIAN KEYES
__________

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.

The old millennium turns into the new.

In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.

Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.

Anna leaves with empty arms.

Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.

Perhaps beyond . . .

Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

'An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human'
JO BRAND

'The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish' Sunday Times

'French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent' My Weekly

'Dawn French is a wonderful writer' Daily Mail

'Moving . . . French's best yet' Good Housekeeping

'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

'Beautifully observed' The Times

READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:

'Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word' 5***** Reader Review

'Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending' 5***** Reader Review

'Heart-breaking but so beautiful' 5***** Reader Review

'Fantastic story, fantastic characters - I want to read it all over again' 5***** Reader Review

'Have your tissues ready when you read this one' 5***** Reader Review

Because of you - Dawn French

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Title
Because of you
Author
Dawn French
format
Hardback
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20201015

THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH

Her first novel in five years, Because of You is the remarkably poignant must-have gift for every Dawn French fan


'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

'Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love' MARIAN KEYES
__________

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.

The old millennium turns into the new.

In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.

Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.

Anna leaves with empty arms.

Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.

Perhaps beyond . . .

Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

'An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human'
JO BRAND

'The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish' Sunday Times

'French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent' My Weekly

'Dawn French is a wonderful writer' Daily Mail

'Moving . . . French's best yet' Good Housekeeping

'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

'Beautifully observed' The Times

READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:

'Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word' 5***** Reader Review

'Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending' 5***** Reader Review

'Heart-breaking but so beautiful' 5***** Reader Review

'Fantastic story, fantastic characters - I want to read it all over again' 5***** Reader Review

'Have your tissues ready when you read this one' 5***** Reader Review

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Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human
Jo Brand

Gorgeous . . . wise and sad and full of love
Marian Keyes

Incredible
Russell Brand

Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on
Guardian

Harrowing but uplifting . . . It is a book about mistakes, regret, forgiveness and unconditional love
Daily Mirror

Fans who have waited five long years for French's fourth novel won't be disappointed: Because Of You is a book with a beating heart, a story told with warmth and verve
Daily Express

Moving . . . French's best yet
Good Housekeeping

The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish
Sunday Times

Brilliant . . . a moving read that will stay with you long after you've finished the last page
Closer

A fantastic page-turner
Mail on Sunday

Beautifully observed
The Times

French always writes so melodically about the truth of human nature . . . French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent
My Weekly

An emotionally charged story - and a heartbreaking twist at the end
Hello!

Warm, witty and wise . . . I raced through
Daily Mail

A powerful and emotional book
Good Housekeeping

A beautifully powerful story about mothers, family and sacrifice
Sun

Arresting page-turner
Best

A novel her fans are sure to love
Woman's Weekly

A story of love, identity and belonging
i

Heartbreaking and humorous in equal measures
Boundless

A bouncy, comedy drama. Funny, poignant and bursting with joie de vivre
Daily Mail

A thought-provoking read . . . shows the true extent of motherly love
Publishers Association

A tantalising story of motherhood told with Dawn French's signature warmth
Sainsbury's Magazine

As ever, even in the darkest of times, Dawn has found humour to inject into her novel
Best

Praise for Dawn French
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Hilarious and brilliant
Woman & Home

I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all

Witty and wise, it'll have you burning the midnight oil. A cracker
Woman's Weekly

Very funny and packs an emotional clout. Brilliant!
Heat

An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end
We Love This Book

There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better
Express

Another hilarious novel!
Bella

French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed
Independent

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Number of Pages
404

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