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Publisher's Summary

Dear Fatty is read by Liza Tarbuck at the request of the author. With an introduction from Dawn French.

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the west country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.

Here Dawn French invites us into her most personal relationships with, among others, her mum and dad, her husband, her daughter and her friend Jennifer.

Dawn reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and that helped shape her comedy creations - including dogs, grandmas, teenage angst, school, stealing and David Cassidy. She is as open about her fears and sorrows as she is about her delights and joys, and for the first time shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry.

From raging about class and celebrity to describing the highs and lows of motherhood and friendship, Dear Fatty reveals the surprising life behind the smile.

©2008 Dawn French; (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks

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Great story, shame Dawn didn't read it

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I really enjoyed the revealing stories and overall nature of this book but was disappointed it wasn't read by Dawn herself. Liza Tarbuck did a great job, but she's not Dawn, in timing or voice, so some of the overall emotion was lost. Shame.

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  • Kay w.
  • 05-04-17

Brilliant

Everything about this audio book is just a brilliant. Funny emotional brilliantly read. Want to listen all over again!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-17

great

really so well written and beautifully read. great and I want to hear more please.

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  • Edward Madeloso
  • 03-18-17

A must for Dawn fans

Although Liza voices in Dawn's place (it's obvious why when you get to that point of the book), she reads well on dawn's behalf, and after a chapter or two, you don't even notice.
A funny, sad, laugh out loud, tearful, story of snippets from dawn's life told in a series of letters, to Jen, to her dad, to friends, family, colleagues etc.

Loved it.

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  • Vicky
  • 02-12-17

Bundle of fun

A lovely, honest insight into the warm, humorous character of Dawn French. I'm off to watch an episode of the V of D now!

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  • rjs85
  • 12-17-16

Funny, touching, sincere... a wonderful listen

If you're a fan of Dawn, this is a wonderful listen and insight into her life and career, speckled with humour, emotion and the sincerity that is so characteristic of her. Excellently read.. I almost forgot it's not Dawn doing the narration. Enjoy!

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  • Michael Humphrey
  • 10-06-16

Very enjoyable

what a really enjoyable book. Wonderful reminiscent Dear Dads and so funny. laugh out loud and heart felt tears throught.

Give it a listen

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  • killing-joker
  • 09-18-16

Brilliant and differen to the usual autobiography

Wow. Very powerful autobiography. Very moving and honest. Drove me to tears on a few occasions

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  • Mrs G P Spurgeon
  • 06-18-16

Surprise

What a brilliant listen. An amazing insight into a different Dawn French anyone would enjoy

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  • Michelle
  • 05-31-16

Sadder than i was expecting :(

I enjoyed listening to this, however I wasn't expecting to cry so much. I feel so much closer to Dawn French now

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  • Steve Parke
  • 04-04-16

Wonderful my god wonderful

What a great listen and Liza T did a great job of narrator you from get after the 1st minute that it's not dawn. The book was a joy and one of the very best I have listened to every. You will not be disappointed in this that is a grantee