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This event will be broadcast from the UK on Monday 14 December at 7pm AEDT. It will be available to view anywhere in Australia seven days after the event has ended. Ticket buyers will be emailed their unique link to the show within 24 hours of it commencing. Ticket and book package buyers will receive their book after 20 December. 

City Recital Hall is delighted to partner with FANE to present a series of online events. We will be bringing together world-renowned writers, actors and presenters from all over the globe, and deliver their brilliant conversations straight to your home. 

For one night only, writer, comedian and actor Dawn French will be live in to celebrate the publication of her latest novel Because of You. Dawn will be kicking off your festive season, with stories of her life both on-screen and behind the writing desk.

Following a triple crown of bestselling novels, Because of You is Dawn’s first novel in five years and was an instant Sunday Times bestseller. Wise and poignant, it follows two very different mothers in a maternity ward on the first day of the new millennium, and is full of wit, intrigue, and heart. Her best novel yet, Dawn’s perceptive storytelling and curiosity for people shines on every page.

Dawn has appeared in some of the UK’s most loved and cherished shows, including French and SaundersThe Vicar of Dibley and Jam and Jerusalem. In 2020, she has reunited with Jennifer Saunders for a new podcast Titting About, and has been filming Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse, which will air this Christmas on Sky One.

Kick off your festive celebrations with what is sure to be a heart-warming and hilarious evening.

Fans who have waited five long years for French's fourth novel won't be disappointed: Because of You is a book with a beating heart, a story told with warmth and verve

Daily Express

French's best [novel] yet

Good Housekeeping

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If you purchase the book and ticket package, please ensure the address in your account is your current postal. The book will be delivered after the event and Dymocks will deliver the book directly to you. When you purchase the book and ticket package you agree to City Recital Hall providing Dymocks with your address details for delivery purposes only. Book purchases are fulfilled within Australia by Dymocks, subject to their standard delivery via Australia Post.











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