Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

Because of You: The beautifully uplifting Richard & Judy bestseller

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Just some of the niggles that I could have forgiven if the story was based around something as daft as the plot, but it wasn't.

But what happens is not about the crime, about the whodunnitry of the story - that is at the very heart of what happens - it is about the people behind the story. Dawn French has played this part of the story very carefully and cannily, capturing the emotion whilst developing a very clear picture of the characters at the heart of the story. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES , are all Sunday Times bestsellers.French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . In Because of You, Hope gives birth to a still born baby and goes on to steal the child of another woman, Anna, who had given birth the same hospital that night. Somehow the author makes the act of stealing a baby seem almost justifiable and that in itself is no mean feat. Good point about the longlist context changing the way a reader may be approaching this novel- I suspect that was part of the trouble I had with expecting more engagement from Small Pleasures as well, and it makes me feel a little better about not picking this one up- I probably wouldn’t be able to help approaching with the same bias.

I bought the audiobook expecting usual Dawn French humour and general loneliness, so was shocked to find myself listening to a ‘live’ depiction of a still birth in the first few chapters. This is a good job, otherwise they may ask questions such as what happened to the dead baby which is presumably still unclaimed in the hospital at this point ! For eighteen years Hope kept the secret from everyone, not telling anyone her real daughter was stillborn and the daughter she has now, Minnie, isn’t really hers.if you want something special and a well done and written story, that is heartbreaking and makes you feel with the mothers and the child that goes through what’s happening in this book?

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