French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed (Independent)
There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better (Express)
An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end (We Love This Book)
Another hilarious novel! (Bella)
French acknowledges in all of this that her happiness is not just chance. There has also been a significant change of attitude to her life. It's why she's called her new book According to Yes, and she writes of the main character Rosie: 'She is the person who, a couple of weeks ago, said no to all the even keel, and yes to grabbing life by the throat, yes to jumping off the edge, yes to what the hell's it going to be like? Yes to being afraid. YES, YES, YES, PLEASE!' (The Times)
A fantastic slam-dunk page-turner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud (Mail on Sunday (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
A hilarious snapsnot of family life in the twenty-first century (Sunday Express (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
Side-splitting, darkly humorous. It will make you laugh with delight (Heat (on 'Oh Dear Silvia'))
A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life (Women and Home (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
From the Inside Flap
Emotional displays - unacceptable.
Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome.
Fun - no thanks.
This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint.
So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book.
For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying... yes?