Dawn French, number one best-selling 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 starts saying...yes? Praise for Dawn French: "A fantastic slam-dunk page turner.
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).
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 two novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, are both Number One best sellers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/10/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780718159177