The eagerly awaited, life-affirming and moving Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller from number one bestselling 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.
Because of You is Dawn French’s stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
“I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible.” — Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other.
“Gorgeous… wise and full of love.” — Marian Keyes.
“An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human.” — Jo Brand.
“The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish.” — Sunday Express.
“French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page… A true writing talent.” — My Weekly.
“Dawn French is a wonderful writer.” — Daily Mail.
“Moving… French’s best yet.” — Good Housekeeping.
“Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on.” — The Guardian.
“Beautifully observed.” — The Times.
Readers love Because of You:
“Dawn had me laughing, crying… I loved every word.”
“Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending.”
“Heart-breaking but so beautiful.”
“Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again.”
“Have your tissues ready when you read this one.”