Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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We then see how this plays out and how their lives come back together, 17 years later, when the girl herself falls pregnant. With her first being involved with the Comic Strip when I was about 14 (and just discovering alternative comedy), I feel like I grew up with her comedy through Girls on Top and BBC2 French and Saunders (before they moved to BBC1 and a big budget and got a little too self-indulgent), but before her move rather to the safety of the mainstream with The Vicar of Dibley.

I've been a fan of Dawn French for what feels like forever, and I loved her autobiography, Dear Fatty - her novels however, are a very different kettle of fish. Hope kidnaps Anna's newborn baby; and the story continues, telling how Hope raises Minnie, the daughter, and of the 'extraordinary' bond. Her treatment of the police is woeful and fuels prejudices that are quite unbecoming by authors of her caliber. There might be some aspects that seem rather far-fetched but for me there could have been no other other way for the story to go. The story begins as two women, Hope and Anna, arrive at the same hospital at the same time, both about to give birth to their first child.i really liked Minnie, liked her spirit, her passion and the very beautiful and honest relationship she has with Hope. What you need to know: the plot is tired, the characters are two dimensional, and there is no accountability.

I'm finding it difficult to review this novel as I'm not sure I read the same book as other people, I certainly didn't find it life affirming, warm or witty as the reviews suggest. In Because of You, Hope gives birth to a still born baby and goes on to steal the child of another woman, Anna, who had given birth the same hospital that night. Maybe not great literature, I realize many following the Women's Prize have not liked it, but I was totally captivated by the audiobook and in the end thoroughly enjoyed it.Dawn French's novel is a complete tearjerker, exploring the nature of mother-daughter relationships and family, the sacrifices a mother will make, the heartache, the grief and the loss, set in London and Bristol. Good point about the one dimensional male characters, I find this a lot in books that would be categorised as women’s fiction and in thrillers too. One of the police officers involved in the story is a parody of a thick policeman who muddles his metaphors which is funny but only up to a point.

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