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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The eagerly awaited, life-affirming and moving new novel from number one best-selling Author Dawn French.

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.

©2020 Dawn French (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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WOW .. what a story

What a wonderful story to listen to. From beginning to get it just flowed, with a surprise ending.

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A tribute to life, motherhood, love and second chances. Thank you Dawn for reading it yourself, because of you, the joy of this book was double <3 Have a hanky for your tears of joy <3

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A wonderful experience

With engaging characters voiced by the incomparable author, the story unfolds in the mind and touches the heart.

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Beautiful and Sorrowful

What a pleasant surprise. I've been a fan of Dawn French any years for her comedic performances. what a lovely story. And better yet read by her. Thank you for such a good story. Although I wish Julius would have fallen on his face, but the story was not about him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-29-20

A well deserved 5 stars!

I was instantly drawn into this audible from the first chapter... I couldn’t wait to put my ear phones in and lose my self for a while each time I listened! I laughed, I cried and I sobbed... 100% recommend

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  • Mrs Downes
  • 10-19-20

Pure French

A sentimental story of family love, brilliantly read by Dawn herself. Made me shed a few tears.

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  • Anne Douglas
  • 10-30-20

Wonderful

Such a beautifully written story and so wonderfully read by The author herself, Dawn French. She put such feeling into every word. I felt as if I knew all the characters as if I were living their lives myself. Feeling very emotional as I write this as I have just finished listening. At last, a real, proper ending to a book. Thank you Dawn x

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  • 10-27-20

Not Dawn’s best book

Story wasn’t hugely believable but had a nice feel good factor to it. Ending was rushed unless it’s that way for a sequel. Bit disappointed as not a patch on A Tiny Bit Marvellous or Oh Dear Silvia (which are brilliant).

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  • Elaine
  • 11-25-20

Great book

Made me laugh and cry, my dog got extra long walks so I could listen to more!

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  • rachael
  • 11-24-20

Beautiful

The end hit me hard. Unexpected but beautiful. I loved it! Some of the accents were questionable though lol

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  • Gpopirl
  • 11-24-20

loved this!

so many twists and turns. adored this book from start to finish. Dawn French reading it is the icing on top

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  • J. Lewin
  • 11-24-20

A triumph!

The most amazing story. I was sad to finish it. Dawn writes and tells the tale of love, loss and family superbly.

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  • mumof4
  • 11-23-20

Heart warming and heart breaking all in one

I loved this book and the narration from Dawn French is amazing! I would highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-20-20

Didn't see that ending coming!

The story ia very serious and depressing but the ending is very surprising and had me on the edge of my seat. It takes real story telling ability and talent to get someone so choked up like that.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-20

Beautiful

Such a moving, beautiful sad story. loved it. Love Dawn French. cannot wait for her next book.

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  • Emma Peel
  • 11-02-20

A unique story of love and loss

Loved this story and the narration. Difficult topics covered with empathy and alternate perspectives.