A Tiny Bit Marvellous
Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles.
Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18 ...and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there's Dad ...who's just, well, dad.
A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there's a dog called Poo.
Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2011.
Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page The Times
Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations The Stylist
Fresh, extremely funny Sunday Times
Has she cracked it with her first novel? Yes. Engaging from the first page Heat
Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant Daily Mail
A hilarious and compelling read Good Housekeeping
Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. On purpose. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long running, cherished and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Comic Strip Presents ..., Murder Most Horrid, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, Lark Rise to Candleford, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her bestselling memoir, Dear Fatty, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. This is without a doubt her first novel.