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Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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Two mothers are in the maternity unit of a hospital giving birth to their daughters, one of whom is stillborn. This shows that those assumptions were well-founded, and honestly, I think Dawn French would rather I didn’t hate-read her novel just because it’s on the Women’s Prize longlist! She is determined for someone so young, and whilst you may question her behaviour and the decision she makes, there is absolutely no doubting her love for her partner, Isaac, and for her daughter. I think feeling sorry for Hope also came from knowing that Florence’s dad was a self-loving idiot who would have ruined his daughter’s life, just like he did his wife.

We then see how this plays out and how their lives come back together, 17 years later, when the girl herself falls pregnant. Anna Lindon-Clarke, the other mother at the hospital, is left a broken woman, she can't forget her daughter, Florence, so desperately wanted, particularly as her husband, the black Tory MP, Julius, a serial philanderer, has proved to be such a utter disappointment.

Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES , are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

However, I feel like there are some well-known public figures such as Graham Norton who've written popular novels which are fine but they probably receive undue attention just because the authors are already known to the public. Fundamentally I found the plot uncomfortable and whilst it’s not a bad book, I’m not sure why it’s being so highly praised. Hope has escaped her own fairly dysfunctional background in Bristol and loves her indpendent life, where she is a cleaner in a London hospital.jeden bohater zostaje nakryty na zdradzie tłumaczy się, że przecież jego trenerka (mhm) miała ubrane BIAŁE OBCISŁE SPODNIE.

I hope French’s book will find the hands of the right readers, even if that’s not the literary crowd. I listened to this on audio with Dawn French reading it and was very enjoyable in the fact she could express how she wanted the story and words to come over to its reader.But the book does have an emotional – if rather unlikely – ending an overall it’s a very big hearted story - and to be honest it’s nice to have a break from books that think seem to think literary means also having to be one or more of misanthropic/transgressive/deeply pessimistic/explicit/scatological.

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