Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

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Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and one of Britain's best loved comic writers, returns with Oh Dear Silvia, a darkly comic pageturner that will have you hanging on her every word.Who is in Coma Suite Number 5?A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife?All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops.Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers.Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. 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. Praise for Dawn French:'Extremely funny' Sunday Times'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner' Mail on SundayDawn 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 214 x 28mm | 421.84g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0718156072
  • 9780718156077
  • 46,475

About Dawn French

In October 2010, Dawn French took the No.1 spot in the Bestseller chart with her debut novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous.
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Rating details

4,708 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 13% (610)
4 28% (1,317)
3 34% (1,610)
2 18% (845)
1 7% (326)

Our customer reviews

After having an accident Silvia Shute ends up in a coma in hospital suite 5. This book will make you laugh and cry as her friends and family try to come to terms with whats happened to her and personally figure out their feelings towards her. Some of her visitors will go to great lengths to try and wake her whilest others prefer her the way she is, especially since she holds a secret that could destroy her lovers life.show more
by Elizabeth Robinson
Have just finished the book and can truly say it was a lovely read. I found it the perfect book to settle down with over the festive season. Funny, sad, compassionate, heart wrenching. I loved all the characters in particular the very much down to earth, all innocent, honest adorable say it as it is Tia.show more
by angela bickerstaffe
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