Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020

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ISBN: 9780718159313 Author: French, Dawn Publisher: Michael Joseph, Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 15th October 2020 Imprint: Michael Joseph Cover: Hardback Pages: 404 Language: English Edition: Hardback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH

Her first novel in five years, Because of You is the remarkably poignant must-have gift for every Dawn French fan

‘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.

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.

‘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

‘Beautifully observed’ The Times

READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:

‘Tugs at your heart strings. I would have a box of tissues when reading!’ 5*****

‘I had tears in my eyes by the end of the book. Absolutely wonderfully written’ 5*****

‘A profoundly emotional read about the love between mothers and daughters. A book that I did not want to put down’ 5*****

‘Have your tissues ready when you read this one. It is really moving and will hit you right in the heart’ 5*****

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