Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a weekly meme designed to highlight upcoming releases we are looking forward to. My selection this week is:

A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
Release date: 23 November 2010 (in Canada)

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologists, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18...and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there's Dad...who's just, well, dad. A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there's a dog. Called Poo.

I love Dawn French. I absolutely love French and Saunders (they created my all-time favourite television show - Absolutely Fabulous.) She was so funny in Vicar of Dibley. And her biography, Dear Fatty, was wonderfully written, hilarious and honest. So when I heard that she was writing a novel I was very excited. The description sounds great and she is so funny, so I have high hopes for this one!


  1. This sounds wonderful, and thank you so much for highlighting it as I would probably never have had it on my radar screen...
    You have a terrific blog :) and there's nothing I like better than a good cup of tea (or two or three)!

  2. Sounds like it could be an interesting read. I agree with TheBookGirl, thanks for sharing this because I wouldn't have found it on my own :)

    Here's my WOW for this week

  3. I love Vicar of Dibley and Ab Fab. Will have to look out for this book...thanks for featuring it!

  4. Wow, this sounds truly marvelous...Oops, pun! But it does spotlight a phenomenon of isolated bubbles within family units that are probably not that uncommon.

    I'm glad you shared this one.

    Here's mine:


  5. Sounds like a good read! Nice pick!

  6. This sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to your review!

  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone.

    I'm glad I was able to introduce you to it! I found it randomly while searching French and Saunders stuff at the UK Amazon.

  8. Looks like a fun cute read! I have been reading such heavy dystopian books lately and I am finally reading a good chick lit book! Happy reading!

  9. Hi Shan!
    I've got to say this does sound pretty interesting!
    Happy reading!

  10. Looking forward to reading this one!


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