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Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062271822
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-05-28
Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French, the celebrated English actress, bestselling author, and comedian, is the clever, touching, and compelling story of one mysterious woman trapped in a coma after a fall from a balcony. Now, lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Silvia is plagued by a stream of often funny and sometimes poignant visits from friends and family, each of whom knows a different piece of the puzzle that is Silvia Shute. And, as she lies there listening to all of her visitors, the dark and terrible secret she’s been hiding for years emerges. Dawn French's Oh Dear Silvia is an emotionally resonant and riveting tale of secrets, forgiveness, remorse, guilt, and love.
Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 0718156072
Pages: 320
Year: 2012
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 . . . 'A wonderful writer . . . witty, wise, poignant.' Daily Mail
Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141948078
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-10-25
Dawn French, number one bestselling 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. Praise for the book '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
According to Yes

According to Yes

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 1405921552
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-05-05
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family, who live beautifully-displayed, impeccably-edited lives. Thomas Wilder-Bingham is a partner in a prestigious law firm. At least - that's who he is to Glenn, his icy, domineering wife. At least - that's who Glenn is to Kemble, her weak and dissolute son. At least - that's who Kemble is to Natalie, the unhappy mother of his three children. At least - that's who Natalie is to Teddy, her protective teenage son. So when an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old school teacher from England bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises she hasn't read the rule book. And for the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive . . . Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant.' Daily Mail 'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on.' Guardian 'Side-splitting, darkly humorous.' Heat
Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 1405933674
Pages: 432
Year: 2018-03
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 . . .
A Tiny Bit Marvellous

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141948019
Pages: 448
Year: 2010-10-28
A Tiny Bit Marvellous is comedian Dawn French's hilarious pageturner. Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad . . . who's just, well... Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a precipice. Will the family fall? Or will they, when it really matters, be there for each other? A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the number one bestselling novel from one of Britain's favourite comic writers. Praise for A Tiny Bit Marvellous: 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Wendy Holden 'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday 'Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page' The Times 'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home
Me. You. A Diary

Me. You. A Diary

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405931175
Pages: 304
Year: 2017-10-05
'This book is inspired!!!' Nadiya Hussain '[It's] beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies' Jo Brand This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book for 2017, and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you . . . perfection. I can't count the amount of diaries I have crammed full with entries in January, that then fizzle out as the other months pile in. One of my teenage diaries has fulsome fizzing reports of every single conversation, thought and feeling about every friend, every crush, every meal, every argument until mid-March, when the entry on the 18th simply reads, 'Washed hair.' Thank god, this isn't that. This book is a way for us to tell the story of a year together. Feel free to write your appointments in it, lists, thoughts and reminders of, say, who to kill, and when, and in what order. But I've also written about age and life as I see it, through the seasons and the months, and I've added some places for you to join me in some fun and some thinking. By the end of the year, I am hoping you will have a fatter, scruffier book that is written by me but totally personalized by you. Come on in. The paper is lovely . . . AND . . . importantly, Me. You: A Diary comes with a practical elastic strap to keep all of your papers safe, with a pocket in the back for storing those special momentoes. 'Wreck This Journal meets Dawn French's ruminations on the seasons, ageing and more - this is a companion piece to help you through life itself. A very good idea' Stylist
You. Me. A Diary

You. Me. A Diary

Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405935669
Pages: 160
Year: 2017-09-07
Dawn French is turning sixty this autumn (we couldn't believe it either!). To help her fly over this milestone birthday, Dawn asked her fans what advice they had for her at this ripe old age. Tons of entries were whittled down to Dawn's favourites and collected in this ebook - have a read and see if you are in there! The hilarious, touching and sometimes outlandish stories and pieces of advice from her readers are prefaced with an exclusive letter from the lady herself. You. Me: A Diary is published to celebrate both Dawn's sixtieth birthday and the publication of her new book, Me. You: A Diary, out on 5th October 2017. Happy birthday, Dawn!
Dawn French

Dawn French

Author: Alison Bowyer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0283063858
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-05-09
Undoubtedly the doyenne of British comedy, Dawn French has had an outstandingly successful career, beginning in the 1980s when she was part of the innovative troupe The Comedy Strip. But it was as one half of the funniest and best-loved comedy duos, French and Saunders, that she first found fame. She has continued to delight audiences over the years in roles such as that of the Reverend Geraldine Granger in the long-running and hugely popular television series The Vicar of Dibley , and her brilliantly observed performances, both on television and the West End stage, have won the hearts of millions and established her as a formidable comedic talent. This affectionate biography of Dawn tells the remarkable story of the star's rise to fame, from her childhood and the trauma of her beloved father's suicide when she was nineteen, to her partnership with Jennifer Saunders and her long-lasting marriage to Lenny Henry. It is an entertaining and often moving story that is sure to appeal to her millions of fans.
And Furthermore

And Furthermore

Author: Judi Dench
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429960647
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-02-15
I can hardly believe that it is more than half a century since I first stepped on to the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and into a way of life that has brought me the most rewarding professional relationships and friendships. I cannot imagine now ever doing anything else with my life except acting..." – Judi Dench From London's glittering West End to Broadway's bright lights, from her Academy Award-winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to "M" in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time. She made her professional acting debut in 1957 with England's Old Vic theatre company playing Ophelia in Hamlet , Katherine in Henry V (her New York debut), and then, Juliet. In 1961, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anya in The Cherry Orchard with John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft. In 1968, she went beyond the classical stage to become a sensation as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, adding musical comedy to her repertoire. Over the years, Dench has given indelible performances in the classics as well as some of the greatest plays and musicals of the twentieth century including Noël Coward's Hay Fever, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, Kaufman and Hart's The Royal Family and David Hare's Amy's View (for which she won the Tony Award). Recently, she made a triumphant return to A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania, a role she first played in 1962, now played as a theatre-besotted Queen Elizabeth I. Her film career has been filled with unforgettable performances of some unforgettable women: Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, the terrifying schoolteacher Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal and the writer Iris Murdoch in Iris. And, for the BBC, Dench created another unforgettable woman when she brought her great comic timing and deeply felt emotions to the role of Jean Pargetter in the long-running BBC series As Time Goes By. And Furthermore is, however, more than the story of a great actress's career. It is also the story of Judi Dench's life: her early days as a child in a family that was in love with the theatre; her marriage to actor Michael Williams; the joy she takes in her daughter, the actress Finty Williams, and her grandson, Sammy. Filled with Dench's impish sense of humor, diamond-sharp intelligence and photos from her personal archives, And Furthermore is the book every fan of the great Judi Dench will cherish.
Bonkers

Bonkers

Author: Jennifer Saunders
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241967279
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-10-10
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery. BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, 'There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping...' Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go BONKERS.
Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141694737X
Pages: 18
Year: 2007-05-08
Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.
You’re Trending in My Dreams

You’re Trending in My Dreams

Author: Sudeep Nagarkar
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184007337
Pages: 216
Year: 2017-11-22
Four friends . . . four lives . . . one decision Four college students, who couldn’t be more different from each other, move into a flat in Mumbai. Varun is sloppy yet lovable, Ahana is gutsy and reckless, Malvika is the group’s selfie queen and Garima is the reserved one. Yet, all four get along like a house on fire. Although each of them is battling personal demons, their commitment to the friendship they build over time binds them. However, things take a turbulent turn when one of the four is caught in a mess. Will they stick together or fall apart? You’re Trending in My Dreams is a true story that will rearm your faith in the magic of love and friendship.
The River of No Return

The River of No Return

Author: Bee Ridgway
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718199766
Pages: 560
Year: 2013-05-23
An utterly engrossing historical romance from debut novelist Bee Ridgeway, The River of No Return is a must-read. 'Time is like a river. It always flows in one direction.' What if everything you thought was certain was not? 1812: On a lonely battlefield in Spain, Lord Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown, is about to die .... But, the next moment, he inexplicably jumps forward in time, nearly two hundred years - very much alive. Taken under the wing of a mysterious organisation, The Guild, he receives everything he could ever need under the following conditions: He can't go back. He can't go home. He must tell no one. Accepting his fate, Nicholas begins a life of luxury as a twenty-first century New York socialite, living happily thus for the next ten years. But, when an exquisite wax sealed envelope brings a summons from the Alderwoman of The Guild, Nicholas is forced to confront his nineteenth century past. Back in 1815, Julia Percy's world has fallen apart. Her enigmatic grandfather, the Earl of Darchester, has died and left her with a closely guarded secret, one she is only now discovering - the manipulation of time. In terrible danger from unknown enemies, Julia flees her home to the sanctuary of neighbouring Falcott House. In this strange place Julia and a recently returned Nicholas are drawn to each other and together they realise how little Julia knew about her beloved grandfather and begin to understand his ominous last words... 'Pretend.' Bee Ridgeway's The River Of No Return is a truly unforgettable novel. If you loved The Time Traveler's Wife or The Night Circus then prepare to be swept away by this stunning debut novel. Bee Ridgway grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. She attended Oberlin College (B.A.), then worked for a year as an editorial assistant at Elle magazine. She studied literature at Cornell University (M.A. and Ph.D.). She has worked at Bryn Mawr College since 2001. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
The Dog Book

The Dog Book

Author: Lorenzo Clerici
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763694878
Pages: 32
Year: 2017-04-25
Encourages readers to interact with a yellow dog by calling his name, scratching his back, and telling him to sit.