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Author: French, Dawn
ISBN: 9780141046358
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2013
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 196mm x 131mm x 28mm
Format: Paperback / softback

A woman. A coma. A family. A secret. Silvia Shute lies in a hospital bed. Family and friends are at her side, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. And as her visitors gather, so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed . . . ‘Side-splitting. A darkly humorous tale that will make you laugh with delight.’ Heat ‘Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically- Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on.’ Guardian ‘Brilliance. Orchestrating the blackly comic and absurd with the realities of death and mania, French reveals an almost faultless ear.’ Sunday Times ‘If you enjoyed A Tiny Bit Marvellous you will love Oh Dear Silvia.’ Red