Oh Dear Silvia: A Novel

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Harper Collins, May 28, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French, the celebrated English actress, bestselling author, and comedian, is the clever, touching, and compelling story of one mysterious woman trapped in a coma after a fall from a balcony.
Now, lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Silvia is plagued by a stream of often funny and sometimes poignant visits from friends and family, each of whom knows a different piece of the puzzle that is Silvia Shute.
And, as she lies there listening to all of her visitors, the dark and terrible secret she’s been hiding for years emerges.
Dawn French's Oh Dear Silvia is an emotionally resonant and riveting tale of secrets, forgiveness, remorse, guilt, and love.


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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

A woman is in a coma after a fall from a balcony. The story is compromised of the visits of her ex husband, her housekeeper, her best friend, her eccentric sister and her estranged daughter. Through their visits we catch a glimpse of the real woman. Read full review

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User Review  - Dabble58 - LibraryThing

Oh my. I've read Dawn French's first book, "A Tiny Bit Marvellous", which made me howl out loud throughout and which was seriously funny and a tiny bit shocking. So when I picked up "Oh Dear Silvia ... Read full review

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Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. As a writer, comedian, and actor, she has appeared in some of Great Britain's longest-running and most celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, Murder Most Horrid, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, Lark Rise to Candleford, and, most recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her bestselling memoir, Dear Fatty, was published in the United Kingdom to critical acclaim, and her first novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, was a number-one UK bestseller.

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