We're delighted that Dawn French will be joining us for a webchat about her new novel, Oh Dear Silvia, on Wednesday 24 October from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. You can see Dawn talking about the book in this trailer.
Dawn will be launching Oh Dear Silvia, which is published by Michael Joseph, at an exclusive event at The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, on Friday 26 October, where she will be interviewed by Sue Perkins. Tickets cost £15 and include a signed copy of the book. You can buy tickets here or on 0844 847 1778 and very excitingly, we have a pair of tickets to give away.
Anyone who posts a question on this thread for Dawn (either during the live webchat itself or in advance) will be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to the event, so do join Dawn for a chat on Wednesday or post a question for her in advance here.
Yeah, Dawn French, my hero! I spent many many hours watching and reciting French and Saunders sketches with my sister as teenagers christ that makes me feel old now What's your favourite sweary word? Go on, everyone's got one.
Sorry but totally love you, love everything you've done. Top of the pops is Roger and Val, the way you two work together is amazing. To be able to go from laughing to crying to laughing again. Your face in the final scene when the little boy was coming had tears rolling down my face with a huge grin.
Anywho better ask a question.........what advice do you have for a dreamer who wants to write?
Wotcha Dawn. Welcome back. I'm so pleased you've returned. You're very much liked in our house.
What are your Christmas plans this year? Will you be on television at all? My Christmas list has your book on it. You can put 'ShowOfHands' turgid outpourings' on your list if you want to even things up a bit. Prepare for disappointment though. But then what's Christmas without a bit of disappointment to gild your indigestion?
I love your work Dawn French (can't quite bring myself to call you 'Dawn')! Very excited to listen (???) to your webchat demain.
You have been on my 'who would you invite to your dream dinner party?' list ever since I can remember thinking about dinner parties, which is a vey, vey long time now so my question to you is who would you have at your dinner party (other than my good self of course)? Just so you know I also have a couple of historical 'interesting' people ), George and Brad (because you just have to have someone to dribble on) and a couple of others too and it'd be a great laugh.
I loved Dear Fatty lots and lots and I felt you were actually writing to me personally lots of times. You were, secretly, weren't you?