Because of You

£8.99

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.

ISBN: 9781405927338 Author: French, Dawn Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 29th April 2021 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 404 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

THE LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

‘I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

‘Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES
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Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight.

As the old millennium turns into the new, 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 truth of that night starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

A reckoning is coming. Lives will collide.

And mother-love will be tested . . .

Because Of You is Dawn French’s stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
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‘An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’
JO BRAND

‘The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Times

‘French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly

‘Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail

‘Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping

‘Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian

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