Streaming from the Royal Festival Hall, the number one-bestselling author and comedian discusses her new novel, Because of You. Dawn will be in conversation with Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo.

Dawn French gives you the inside scoop on her arresting page-turner about mothers and daughters, love and loss, mistakes and regret.

Taking on the age-old debate of nature vs nurture, French’s latest novel, arriving five years after her last, is a meditation on motherhood and what makes us who we are.

Expect a conversation suffused with Dawn’s signature humour and warmth.

Tickets are £25 and include a copy of Because of You (RRP £20)

Presented in partnership with Southbank Centre. 

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  • Because of You

  • 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
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    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:


    'Tugs at your heart strings. I would have a box of tissues when reading!' 5*****

    'I had tears in my eyes by the end of the book. Absolutely wonderfully written'
    5*****

    'A profoundly emotional read about the love between mothers and daughters. A book that I did not want to put down'
    5*****

    'Have your tissues ready when you read this one. It is really moving and will hit you right in the heart'
    5*****

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