THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
‘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
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 the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
‘An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND
‘Told with French’s unfailing wit and warmth, Because Of You is the tale of family bonds and the mother-daughter relationships that ultimately make us who we are’ Independent
‘The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Express
‘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:
‘Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word’ 5***** Reader Review
‘Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending’ 5***** Reader Review
‘Heart-breaking but so beautiful’ 5***** Reader Review
‘Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again’ 5***** Reader Review
‘Have your tissues ready when you read this one’ 5***** Reader Review