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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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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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Pure French

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

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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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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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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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Great story

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

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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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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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Because of you

Beautiful writing, had me in tears , uplifting amazing read,definitely worthy of reading Because of you

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Great book

Made me laugh and cry, my dog got extra long walks so I could listen to more!

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  • 26-11-20

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
  • 03-11-20

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
  • 02-11-20

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
  • 27-10-20

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.