• £3.99

Publisher Description

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

Fiction & Literature
October 25
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

KirstyWoodywood ,

Loved it

Really enjoyed this book. Funny and serious combined in a very clever way. Very addictive to read. Finished it very quickly. Looking forward to reading another one of dawns books.

jc(uk) ,

An emotional masterpiece

I'm not ashamed to say that I am lying in bed crying my eyes out after finishing this book. Dawn French has created an emotional masterpiece that takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride that really delivers. Each of the characters is beautifully written, and the story unfolds at a brilliant pace. Absolutely recommended to anyone who has a mother, a dysfunctional family, or a heart.

Lynda Brownlee ,

Oh dear Silvia

I thought this was the most stupid book I have ever read. A total waste of money. Certainly wont buy any more if they are like this. Dawn is using her name to get people to buy it - rubbish

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