'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible'

BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other


'Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love'



Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. As the old millennium turns into the new, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters.

Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the truth of that night starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all.

A reckoning is coming. Lives will collide.


And mother-love will be tested . . . Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

'An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human'



'The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish'

Sunday Times


'French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent'

My Weekly


'Dawn French is a wonderful writer'

Daily Mail


'Moving . . . French's best yet'

Good Housekeeping


'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

Dawn French - Because Of You