Oh Dear Silvia is set in hospital Suite 5, where Silvia lies, enveloped in a coma. Each chapter introduces a new individual from Silvia's life, as they visit and try to come to terms with this predicament and with their complex relationships with Silvia, which become all the more complex as the story unfolds. And that's about all I can say without giving it away!
I enjoyed Oh Dear Silvia and I do recommend it, except, like A Tiny Bit Marvellous (also by Dawn French) it took me a while to get into the book; almost half way through. That puts a bit of a dampener on the recommendation, but persevere through, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the novel's twists and turns and vivid characters, just like I did.


  1. You should! I'm sure you can speed read through the less exciting bits at the beginning :) I'd love to see what you think...