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Because of You

by Dawn French

Hardback £20
Published 15th October 2020, 416 pages
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Description

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

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION


‘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 the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan,
told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

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

‘Told with French’s unfailing wit and warmth, Because Of You is the tale of family bonds and the mother-daughter relationships that ultimately make us who we are’ Independent

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

‘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

Details

Because of You
by Dawn French

ISBN
9780718159313

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 15, 2020

Dimensions
22.0cm x 16.2cm x 3.7cm

Page count
416 pages