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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Penguin; Unabridged edition (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405909102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405909105
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (725 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 443,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page (The Times)

Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations (Stylist)

Fresh, extremely funny (Sunday Times)

Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant (Daily Mail)

A hilarious and compelling read (Good Housekeeping)

From the Back Cover

Silvia Shute has always done exactly what she wants. But after a fall from a balcony, her life has suddenly, shockingly stopped. Now she's unconscious in a hospital bed, at the mercy of the mad friends and crazy relatives who have come to visit. Her beleaguered ex-husband, her newly independent daughter, her West Indian nurse, her bohemian sister, her best friend, her enthusiastic housekeeper, and others all share a piece of their mind with the woman--the bad mother, the cherished sister, the selfish wife, the matchless lover, the egotist, the martyr--they think they know.

And Silvia can't talk back.

As she lies there, captive to the beloveds, the babblers, and the stark-raving bonkers who visit her bedside, the dark and terrible secret she has been hiding for years begins to emerge. Like it or not, the truth has come to pay Silvia a visit.

Again, and again, and again . . .

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Oh dear! I have admired and respected Dawn for many years and before purchasing the book I read some of the reader reviews of Oh Dear Sylvia, I thought that those giving 1 star just didn't "get" the plotline.
However having struggled through the first 10 chapters I do get the plot, indeed it is obvious from chapter 2, but I cannot for the life of me find anything even faintly humerous about all the visitors at the bedside of someone in a coma. I can't even believe the professional critics were laughing "on every page". I found I was dozing off after about 3 pages and I am someone who was so engrossed in a book I could not put it down and read it right through the night.
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I found this book difficult dreary and gave up on it and I am an avid reader and don't give up easily
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Rubbish rubbish doesn't even deserve 1 star rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish . Rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish
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Emotional rollercoaster, poignant and heart warming.
Excellent consideration of dysfunctional family dynamics. A touching accurate portrayal of family heart break.
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Good but not outstanding
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This is the first time I have read a Dawn French novel. I really thought it was well written ,funny with much pathos. The characters are vivid and colourful. Really enjoyed this read.
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As this way by Dawn French I expected the read to be funny. In some ways it was. Interesting read not sure where the idea came from but good. Quite reflective and food for thought.
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Rather disappointed with this book and unfortunately not Dawn's best. Found it a bit boring and slow paced .
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