Oh Dear Silvia (Paperback)
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Oh Dear Silvia (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 20/06/2013
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Discover the gloriously heartwarming and funny novel from No. 1 bestselling author of Women's Prize shortlisted Richard & Judy pick BECAUSE OF YOU, Dawn French

'A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' DAILY MAIL
'Hilarious. My top book' THE TIMES
__________

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 . . .
__________

PRAISE FOR DAWN FRENCH:

'Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible' BERNARDINE EVARISTO
'I adored it. So charming, wise and brilliantly written' MARIAN KEYES
'Think the Vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar' INDEPENDENT
'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' GUARDIAN
'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' SUNDAY TIMES
'Extremely funny' SUNDAY TIMES
'Side-splitting, darkly humorous'HEAT
'Makes you laugh on every page' THE TIMES
'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' WOMAN & HOME
'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended' DAILY MAIL

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046358
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page - The Times

Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations - Stylist

Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant - Daily Mail

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“Comedy and a coma patient”

Silvia lies in a coma - but who is Silvia and what is she? Her friends and relatives visit her and are encouraged to talk to her - and so each chapter is a monologue in the voice of her ex-husband, dotty sister,... More

Hardback edition
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“average with something wonderful”

Oh Dear Sylvia had moments of psychological brilliance. The dysfunctional, layered characters had some ironic humour, sad losses and dark thoughts. The predictable plot, however, was too simplistic. Dawn French has an... More

Hardback edition
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“Oh Dear Silvia”

This book was pleasant enough to read and had some funny parts.
Silvia lies on a hospital bed in ITU in a coma. Family and friends take turn to sit with her each hoping that they will say that different word or... More

Paperback edition
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