A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn FrenchA Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

byDawn French

Paperback | July 12, 2011

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A Tiny Bit Marvellous is comedian Dawn French's hilarious pageturner. Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad . . . who's just, well... Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a precipice. Will the family fall? Or will they, when it really matters, be there for each other? A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the number one bestselling novel from one of Britain's favourite comic writers. Praise for A Tiny Bit Marvellous: 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Wendy Holden 'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday 'Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page' The Times 'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home

About The Author

Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 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 Marvellou...
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Title:A Tiny Bit MarvellousFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.05 × 1.25 inPublished:July 12, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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Customer Reviews of A Tiny Bit Marvellous


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so Marvellous For quite some time it didn’t feel as if the story was going anywhere and parts were quite long winded, with excessive rambling and question marks. Although it did keep my attention and I like this genre, the characters weren't likable and I just didn't enjoy the story.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so Marvellous My initial impression of the three characters was that they were annoying. I often wondered about the authors approach to her characters. Peter/Oscar’s point of view was by far the most interesting. Dora on the other hand had a superficial attitude that was way over the top. Her disrespect towards her mother was appalling. Mo was prone to going off on unnecessary tangents. She also made some remarks towards her children that left me shocked. I think they were an attempt to be humorous but they really missed the mark.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A tiny bit of marvellous How wonderful. .. slow to stat but drew me in and have me hope.... is there any family fully functional? ...I hope not. .. how boring that would be. .
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A tiny bit predictable... Need I say more.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tiny bit awful! Didn't enjoy this at all. Storyline was quite weak and didn't really feel anything for the characters. Quite disappointing. :-
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tiny bit of marvellous Very different read to my normal books . nicely written
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvellous Half way through i thought it was just mediocre but i loved the edi g amd it makes you think one day you COULD be Mo and not to just throw everything away thourghly enjoyed this :)
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reader Both hilarious and poignant.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Great story and an interesting way of telling it x x
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A tiny bit marvellous Interesting as written as a diary and always in first person .
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tiny bit marvellous Couldn't stop reading, really enjoyed every minute of it! Fantastic characters and sneaky twist that made my hairs stand on end!
Date published: 2013-01-22