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According to Yes

According to Yes

Author: Dawn French
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Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To Yes. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. 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 decides to start saying ...yes? I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all' Marian Keyes '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 '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 Further praise for Dawn French: 'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching ...page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday 'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' Sunday Express 'Extremely funny' Sunday Times 'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on'Guardian 'Makes you laugh on every page' The Times 'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Daily Mail

Reviews

A bouncy, comedy drama. Funny, poignant and bursting with joie de vivre Daily Mail A fast, indulgent read that makes you long to take Manhattan Sunday Times Hilarious and brilliant Woman Home I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all -- Marian Keyes Witty and wise, it'll have you burning the midnight oil. A cracker Woman's Weekly Very funny and packs an emotional clout. Brilliant! Heat 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 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 Another hilarious novel! Bella French can spin a yarn ... which sets According to YES apart. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed Independent 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') Extremely funny Sunday Times (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous') Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations Stylist (on 'Oh Dear Silvia') Makes you laugh on every page The Times (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous') Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on Guardian (on 'Oh Dear Silvia') An easy read, but one that doesn't fall short on sustenance - it's not purely light and airy but fun and poignant with some hilariously perceptive observations of family life. French covers the big issues of love, betrayal, grief and heartbreak We Love This Book

Author description

Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

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General Fields

  • : 9781405921558
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : April 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dawn French
  • : Paperback
  • : 616
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 384