New Q&A with Dawn French; First Novel to be Released This Month


Oct 18, 2010

Posted by John Admin

A Q&A video with Dawn French (The Fat Lady in “PoA”) has been conducted in anticipation of her first novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, which will be released on the 28th of October. French speaks about her favourite childhood books, living with fame and more in the new interview which can be found right here in our video galleries.

A Tiny Bit Marvellous is published by Penguin imprint Michael Joseph and has an RRP of £18.99. A synopsis from the Penguin website reads as follows:

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 has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations.

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 psychologist, 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.

Oh and there’s a dog. Called Poo.

You can find more information about the book here on the Penguin website.

18 Responses to New Q&A with Dawn French; First Novel to be Released This Month

Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i never thought we would see her in a news feed story but good for herAvatar Imagejillians642 says: I was thinking the same, ZachBlack. I'm glad to see her here! Is she in the second movie? I always pictured the paintings helping out (beyond Ariana) but I'm not sure it's in the books.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Great to know what she is up to. The book seems fun to read. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: @jillians642 she was in PoA :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Will have to read it!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I love Dawn French! It's great to hear from her! :DAvatar ImageGinnyPotter88 says: She was great "Fat Lady" portrait i think she did a really good jb and she was quite funny too! =] I agree the others: Its cool to see other more minor characters in the news!Avatar ImageSindi says: great! :D Good for her :) Avatar ImageThio says: More than the Fat Lady in PoA, she was Harry himself in that spoof made for Comic Relief: Harry Potter & the Chamber Pot of Azerbaijan. Here is the link: ImageMistic Willow says: AWESOME!!! I loved her as the fat lady in POA, and I loved her in the roll of the Vicor of Debly!!! I am much looking forward to reading the book!!! Way to go Dawn French!!!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: Whoops I mean't to say as her role in The Vicar of Dibley!!!!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Her book sounds interesting. Pretty much describes my family. Well at least in the "strangers" part XDAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Wow! That sounds interesting!Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: The synopsis sounds good, maybe I'll check it out :)Avatar ImageDespina says: Love Vicar of Dibley, Love the Comic Relief Harry Potter spoof, Love the Fat Lady! Go Dawn!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: Awesome. And her story sounds really interesting! Going to have to check it out :DAvatar Imagejillians642 says: Ah, that's right, they recast for PoA, didn't they? Guess if any Fat Lady's going to make it to DH Part 2, it wouldn't be her. Probably won't be much if anything for portraits in that anyway, sadly.Avatar ImageOh Neville says: Yeah, I was always kinda bummed that they didn't do more with the Fat Lady in the movies, especially with Dawn in there and near-perfect for the part, I think. Ah, well.

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