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Oh Dear Silvia (edition 2012)

by Dawn French

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Title:Oh Dear Silvia
Authors:Dawn French
Info:Michael Joseph Ltd (2012), Paperback, 352 pages
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I am a huge French and Saunders fan but this made me a little sad. Too many stereotypes, including a Magical Negro and a Predatory Lesbian. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
This book was quite a good read. I liked the style of writing by comedienne Dawn French, but I'm not quite sure that the storyline worked in her format. Silvia is a coma in the intensive ward after a fall from her balcony. The story is told in the voices of those who visit, family and close friends, her nurse, and my favourite her cleaning lady. Each reveals their secrets and their version of the story. It is a little difficult to put the narratives together, but perhaps that was her intention as it shows that each person knows a different Silvia. ( )
  lesleynicol | Oct 13, 2016 |
A woman is in a coma after a fall from a balcony. The story is compromised of the visits of her ex husband, her housekeeper, her best friend, her eccentric sister and her estranged daughter. Through their visits we catch a glimpse of the real woman. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
A woman is in a coma after a fall from a balcony. The story is compromised of the visits of her ex husband, her housekeeper, her best friend, her eccentric sister and her estranged daughter. Through their visits we catch a glimpse of the real woman. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
A moving tale of Silvia's life falling apart, told through the visits of various friends and family to her bedside in intensive care after she has mysteriously fallen off her balcony. This is not at all what I was expecting from a comedienne like Dawn French, however, it was brilliant. The characters are very well written and the mystery draws you in. Thoroughly recommended. ( )
  eclecticdodo | Jun 30, 2015 |
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Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants, until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...… (more)

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