Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

The gloriously heartwarming novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Because of You


Discover the gloriously heartwarming and funny novel from No. 1 bestselling author of Women's Prize shortlisted Richard & Judy pick BECAUSE OF YOU, Dawn French

'A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' DAILY MAIL
'Hilarious. My top book' THE TIMES

Everyone knows the real Silvia, don't they?

Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma.

Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they?

For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate, so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed.

Again, and again and again . . .


'Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible'
'I adored it. So charming, wise and brilliantly written'
'Think the Vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar'
'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' GUARDIAN
'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' SUNDAY TIMES
'Extremely funny' SUNDAY TIMES
'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' HEAT
'Makes you laugh on every page' THE TIMES
'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' WOMAN & HOME
'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended' DAILY MAIL


  • Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page
    The Times

About the author

Dawn French

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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