A Tiny Bit Marvellous

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

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Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18 ...and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there's Dad ...who's just, well, dad. "A Tiny Bit Marvellous" is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there's a dog. Called Poo.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 208 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Open Market ed
  • 0718156056
  • 9780718156053
  • 30,421

About 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 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.
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7,327 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
5 13% (945)
4 28% (2,034)
3 35% (2,563)
2 16% (1,186)
1 8% (599)

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As soon as I read the reviews, I new I was in for the thrill. This book was my companion for the train rides to and from work. Needless to say the other users of the train must have thought I was crazy as I kept laughing with book. Dawn French sure knows how to entertain. The mid-life crisis, the coming of age, old people wisdom and lots of craziness are all subjects that rule this book. It\'s a must read!show more
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