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

Actor Interviews
Posted by: Rosi
October 18, 2010, 08:41 PM

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.

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3777 Points

i never thought we would see her in a news feed story but good for her

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on October 18, 2010, 09:29 PM report to moderator

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.

Posted by jillians642 on October 18, 2010, 09:37 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

Great to know what she is up to. The book seems fun to read.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on October 18, 2010, 09:39 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

@jillians642 she was in PoA :)

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on October 18, 2010, 09:41 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Will have to read it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 18, 2010, 09:51 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

I love Dawn French! It’s great to hear from her! :D

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on October 18, 2010, 11:20 PM report to moderator
163 Points

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!

Posted by ::Elfie:: on October 18, 2010, 11:27 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

great! :D Good for her :)

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on October 18, 2010, 11:53 PM report to moderator
261 Points

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:

Posted by Thio on October 19, 2010, 01:13 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

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!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on October 19, 2010, 02:32 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

Whoops I mean’t to say as her role in The Vicar of Dibley!!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on October 19, 2010, 02:33 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

Her book sounds interesting. Pretty much describes my family. Well at least in the “strangers” part XD

Posted by Mr. Brightside on October 19, 2010, 03:39 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

Wow! That sounds interesting!

390 Points

The synopsis sounds good, maybe I’ll check it out :)

Posted by honigmuffin on October 19, 2010, 05:22 PM report to moderator
217 Points

Love Vicar of Dibley, Love the Comic Relief Harry Potter spoof, Love the Fat Lady! Go Dawn!

Posted by Despina on October 19, 2010, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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