Oh Dear Silvia (Paperback)
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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia.

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 . . .

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.

'Hilarious. My top book . . .' The Times

'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' Heat

'Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

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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