FREE Shipping

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

RRP: £9.99
Price: £4.995
£4.995 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


I love Dawn French anyway and had heard the great reviews, so I just knew I was going to love it, and I did. Mo is a mother of 2, wife and child psychologist who is struggling with her own issues and errant teenagers! Dem Vater bleibt nichts anderes übrig als die Scherben zusammenzukehren, wenn in der Familie wieder etwas zu Bruch geht. All in all, it was an easy read, albeit perhaps not the most enjoyable but credit must still be given to Dawn French for her comedic talent. I can't wait till her next book, dawn once again proves herself to be a brilliant, funny, clever lady who really knows what she is talking about!

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Well, the book had a few moments where I laughed out loud, a lot of moments that amused me, but mostly I didn’t find it funny. I enjoyed the way in which she explores the three main characters; Mo, her eighhteen year old daughter Dorra and sixteen year old son Peter. There’s 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he’s quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Peter (or Oscar as his chapters are named) is head over heels in love with Noel, Mo’s new assistant at work and has daily fantasies about the perfect smoking jacket.

Written in diary format, with each chapter narrated by a different voice, this is a hilarious, sharp and utterly compelling novel about the ups and down of family, sibling rivalry and growing up. There's Mo, the tired child psychiatrist mother, Dora, the Facebook obsessed 17 year old, and Peter, the precocious 16 year old obsessed with Oscar Wilde.

The scenario of a desperately dysfunctional family, composed entirely of eccentric characters constantly misunderstanding each other, was certainly amusing and the language colourful. Nekako sam došla do polovice knjige, ostalo sam preletjela, ali za obje polovice učinak je isti - jedno veliko ništa! One dimensional, Dora always angry, swearing , shouting and screaming at Mum, Oscar, slightly better but still…. I'm all for showing human foibles and family missteps, but this book went far beyond what I sincerely hope is the norm for modern family life. Mo is heading towards a mid-life crisis, although from what I can see she actually does have a life.And whilst others have become irritated by the writing styles, and particularly that used for Dora, I think it fits together quite well. She has recently split up with her long-standing boyfriend of six weeks, Sam, and is planning to become famous thanks to the upcoming X Factor auditions. I actually found myself laughing quite a lot as A Tiny Bit Marvellous is a hilarious exaggeration of a dysfunctional family simply trying to get through everyday.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop