- Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 130mm x 132mm x 30mm | 222g
- Publication date: 28 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0141964448
- ISBN 13: 9780141964447
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 174,131
Dawn French's number one bestselling novel "A Tiny Bit Marvellous" is a hilarious pageturner that will have you gripped from the first page. Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, everything and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad ...who's just, well...Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a precipice. Will the family fall? Or will they, when it really matters, be there for each other? A "Tiny Bit Marvellous" is the number one bestselling novel from one of Britain's favourite comic writers. Praise for "A Tiny Bit Marvellous": "Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant". (Wendy Holden). "A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching ...page after page I laughed out loud". ("Mail on Sunday"). "Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page". ("The Times"). "A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life". ("Woman and Home"). Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. On purpose. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country'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 bestselling memoir, "Dear Fatty", was published to critical acclaim in 2008. Her first novel, "A Tiny Bit Marvellous", was also a great success, going straight to No.1. Dawn's second novel, "Oh Dear Silvia", is out now.
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Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. On purpose. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country'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 bestselling memoir, Dear Fatty, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. This is without a doubt her first novel.
By Michelle Tan JY 08 May 2012
I have a knack of choosing bad books and I usually end up not finishing most of the books that I bought off the shelf. However, I picked this out from the bookstore hoping that the likes of Dawn French would entertain me: and it's safe to say she did not disappoint.
Written in a narrative-diary-like manner, Dawn French portrays her characters and their respective family roles quite well. They're engaging, entertaining and they all seem to have come to life through the words of Ms French's writing. Overall this book made me laugh and cry and the same time. Sheer pleasure and a delight for afternoon reads. :)
By Karen Livingstone 04 Jul 2011
I absolutely loved this laughed all the way through!!!! Could not put it down for a minute!!! The characters are very realistic certainly to my family anyway a really enjoyable read
By Mark DeGaris 06 Feb 2011
I love reading and will normally finish any book. This is the exception. What a shocker. Total load of drivel. Unfinishable. Unreadable. Totally disappointing.