Saturday, July 27, 2013

Video #bookreview of Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

Hello Abites! (What is an Abite? Explanation in video.) This video book review is an experiment. 

This took a lot of time and effort to put together - easily eight times as long as it takes to put a normal book review together - so you're going to have to LOVE it for me to want to continue doing this kind of thing. I considered doing a transcript as well, to correct the few spoken mistakes I made, but I've decided not to this time. I think the visual elements correct them adequately. 

I know that I most often use my computer with the sound off, so if you do the same a video review might not work for you. This is where I'm counting on feedback to let me know. Please comment to tell me if you would prefer more video reviews like this, or if text reviews are your preference. Majority is going to win. 

Link to my review of A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French

Link to my review of Bluff by Lenore Skomal.
Dawn French discusses Oh Dear Silvia.

Book blurb:
Who is in Coma Suite Number 5?

A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife?

All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops.

Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers.

Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

About this author
: Dawn Roma French is a British actress, writer and comedian. In her career spanning three decades, she has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA along with her best friend Jennifer Saunders

She is best-known for starring in and writing her comedy sketch show, French and Saunders, alongside her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, and for playing the lead role of Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.


  1. I love your sexy voice. I think a combo of the two would be great

    1. It would have to be a combo of the two for sure. Maybe a video review every couple of weeks - maybe. ;) IF I get more feedback that it is enjoyed.

  2. As a huge fan of Dawn French, thank you for this wonderful video review! You're honest - which really helps readers to select books