A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Paperback | July 12, 2011

byDawn French

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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

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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 darlin...

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 Marve...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.05 × 1.25 inPublished:July 12, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141046341

ISBN - 13:9780141046341

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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.
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