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A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Dawn French BBC blurb - Dawn French's debut novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, is told from three very different perspectives. Yet each is a member of the Battle family - perfectly average, perfectly dysfunctional. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: she doesn't understand either of her teenage children, 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 an incurable Oscar Wilde fixation. A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the story of a modern family whose members all live in their own separate bubbles sinking towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call 'relations'. Read by: Dawn French Lenny Henry Sam Barnett and Beattie EdmondsonProducer: David Roper A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.