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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The eagerly awaited, life-affirming and moving new novel from number one best-selling Author Dawn French.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock...midnight.

The old millennium turns into the new.

In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.

Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl.

Anna leaves with empty arms.

Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits.

Perhaps beyond....

Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

©2020 Dawn French (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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What a love story!

Wow! Beautifully written and just a delight..... laugh out loud funny.... Mr Bean-esque in parts....I didn’t want it to end. It’s a long time since a book made me cry. U r such a great writer Dawn! Thank u x

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Beautiful

Such a moving, beautiful sad story. loved it. Love Dawn French. cannot wait for her next book.

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A unique story of love and loss

Loved this story and the narration. Difficult topics covered with empathy and alternate perspectives.

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  • Leisha
  • 26-11-2020

WOW .. what a story

What a wonderful story to listen to. From beginning to get it just flowed, with a surprise ending.

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  • S.Nordstrand
  • 03-11-2020

Life is Good

A tribute to life, motherhood, love and second chances. Thank you Dawn for reading it yourself, because of you, the joy of this book was double <3 Have a hanky for your tears of joy <3

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  • Stacy
  • 02-11-2020

A wonderful experience

With engaging characters voiced by the incomparable author, the story unfolds in the mind and touches the heart.

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  • J . Deisenroth
  • 27-10-2020

Beautiful and Sorrowful

What a pleasant surprise. I've been a fan of Dawn French any years for her comedic performances. what a lovely story. And better yet read by her. Thank you for such a good story. Although I wish Julius would have fallen on his face, but the story was not about him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-10-2020

A well deserved 5 stars!

I was instantly drawn into this audible from the first chapter... I couldn’t wait to put my ear phones in and lose my self for a while each time I listened! I laughed, I cried and I sobbed... 100% recommend

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  • Mrs Downes
  • 19-10-2020

Pure French

A sentimental story of family love, brilliantly read by Dawn herself. Made me shed a few tears.

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  • Anne Douglas
  • 30-10-2020

Wonderful

Such a beautifully written story and so wonderfully read by The author herself, Dawn French. She put such feeling into every word. I felt as if I knew all the characters as if I were living their lives myself. Feeling very emotional as I write this as I have just finished listening. At last, a real, proper ending to a book. Thank you Dawn x

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  • Librarian
  • 27-10-2020

Not Dawn’s best book

Story wasn’t hugely believable but had a nice feel good factor to it. Ending was rushed unless it’s that way for a sequel. Bit disappointed as not a patch on A Tiny Bit Marvellous or Oh Dear Silvia (which are brilliant).

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  • maggie may
  • 29-11-2020

absolutely brilliant, loved this book

loved it, wanted it to go on, very moving but heartwarming, Loved Dawn's narration.

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  • J A Mur
  • 29-11-2020

Not what you will be expecting

Loved this book on audible. Emotions go up and down and there are some twists and turns but well worth a read or listen. Thanks Dawn x

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  • Sasha
  • 27-11-2020

Beautiful

Amazing, laughed, cried, gasped.....I love Dawn French.....I have one daughter and she is my angel and my everything.....thanks Dawn!!! Xxx

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  • chantel
  • 27-11-2020

Great story

love it this story. The perspective completely leave you torn. fantastic narrative Dawn Frenchs accents slay me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-2020

heartwarming

Loved everything about this book. The fact it is written and narrated by the quite brilliant Dawn French is such a delight. It kept me listening and I couldn't wait to see how it all unfolded. I laughed and cried..and I really enjoyed just a great story. Recommended 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-2020

Beautiful 💞

Beautifully written and beautifully read The story line just flows and draws you in from the onset with a gentle ebb. Very emotive and a great insight into a very difficult situation, which you anticipate will probably end unhappily? ... and listening to Dawn read her own words gave it so much more.

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