Dawn French - You're Booked

For this year's festive special, we are in the company of comedy royalty. It's the undisputed national treasure: Dawn French! As well as being part of the groundbreaking comedy duo French and Saunders, Dawn is the author of two books of memoir and four novels with the latest being the bestselling Because Of You. We talked to her about the funniest book she has ever read, fictional families, Ab Fab, Carrie Fisher, Beatrix Potter and unusual research methods.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Dale Shaw - Painfully British Haikus

Dawn French - Because of You

Beatrix Potter - Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle

Beatrix Potter - Tale of Peter Rabbit

Roald Dahl - The BFG

Eve Garnett - Family From One End Street

Carrie Fisher - Postcards From the Edge

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Ruth Jones - Us Three

Dawn French - Dear Fatty

Diablo Cody - Candy Girl

Dawn French - Oh Dear Silvia

Robert McFarlane - Old Ways

John Williams - Stoner

Pete Paphides - Broken Greek

Jessica Mitford - Letters

Charles Dickens - Bleak House

Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist

Spike Milligan - Puckoon

Spike Milligan - Silly Verse For Kids

Jane Hirshfield - The Beauty

Brene Brown - Gifts of Imperfection

Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic

Dorothy Wordsworth - Letters

John Lanchester - Debt to Pleasure

John Berger - And our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos


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