Dawn French

Because of You
  • Because of You

  • The moving and life-affirming bestseller, perfect for anyone who loves unforgettable stories


    '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.

    As the old millennium turns into the new, 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 truth of that night starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

    A reckoning is coming. Lives will collide.

    And mother-love will be tested . . .

    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'

    '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

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.

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