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  • Published: 26 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141046358
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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Oh Dear Silvia

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Silvia Shute lies in a hospital bed.  Family and friends are at her side, each thinking they know the real Silvia.  But do they?  For Silvia hides a secret.  And as her visitors gather, so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed . . .

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia.
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 . . .
Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain's most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous.
'Hilarious. My top book . . .' The Times
'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' Heat

'Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian
%%%Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia.



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 . . .



Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain's most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous.



'Hilarious. My top book . . .' The Times



'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' Heat

'Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

  • Pub date: 26 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141046358
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Dawn French

Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. On purpose. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of Britain's most long-running, cherished and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Comic Strip Presents . . . , Murder Most Horrid, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, Lark Rise to Candleford and, more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In.

Her number-one bestselling memoir, Dear Fatty, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. A Tiny Bit Marvellous, her first novel, was a great success, going straight to number one and selling over half a million copies. Oh Dear Silvia is her second novel.

UK comedy star Dawn French is a judge for the 2013 series of Australia's Got Talent on the Nine Network.

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