Dear Fatty
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Dear Fatty : The Perfect Mother's Day Read

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A hilarious and heartwarming memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and Women's Prize longlisted author, Dawn French.

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time with a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Loved for her irreverent humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here, she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure.

As part of the much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repertoire of brilliantly observed characters, impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's iconic role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny.

From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty chronicles the extraordinary and hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 313g
  • Arrow Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 009951947X
  • 9780099519478
  • 6,328

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something of a revelation. Beacuse in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigour and real emotional intelligence ... heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much.
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something of a revelation. Beacuse in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigour and real emotional intelligence ... heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much. * Sunday Telegraph * a national treasure ... Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French's story makes for entertaining reading ... this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humour * Mail on Sunday * well written, warm and funny * Sunday Times * she writes so well * Daily Mail * no-holds-barred * List *
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About 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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Rating details

9,687 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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2 7% (687)
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Read this book in 3 days. Loved it, it made me laugh out loud and a book has NEVER done that for me before. I will continue to read and read again. A delightfully warm and very open book on Dawn French's life, by Dawn French. Its my favourite book :)show more
by Amy Haines
Dear All, Thought I'd do this review as a letter to be in keeping with this beaudelicious, curl up easy read. Dawn writes to all her nearest and dearest, friends and family and some folk who just happen to pass within her well rounded orbit - and by that I do not mean fat! She tells them how things are and reminds them of the fun frolicking, hard working and sometimes mind shattering times that have got them all where they are today. Read this and you'll be entertained, laugh, have a few lip wobbling moments and know why 'Moo' French is a sparkling, loving superbabe full of laughter and wit - except when she is cranky of course. Yours wondering what she is going to do next, L. Farhall. PS: Do you know what she sang at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden? Read the book and find out.show more
by Linda Farhall
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