Tuesday, 11 August 2009

An excerpt from...

..."Dear Fatty" by Dawn French

"That's the key, you know, confidence. I know for a fact that if you can genuinely like your body, so can others. It doesn't really matter if it's short, tall, fat or thin, it just matters that you can find some things to like about it. Even if that means having a good laugh at the bits of it that wobble independently, occasionally that's all right. It might take you a while to believe me on this one, lots of people don't because they seem to suffer from a self-hatred that precludes them from imagining that a big woman could ever love herself because they don't. But I DO. I know what I've got is a bit strange and difficult to love but those are the very aspects I love the most! It's a bit like people. I've never been particularly attracted to the uniform of conventional beauty. I'm always a bit suspicious of people who feel compelled to conform. I personally like the adventure of difference. And what's beauty anyway?"

I just love Dawn French. Do you know what would be a dream come true? If Ms French agreed to read the audio version of "Bree McCready and the Half Heart Locket".....now that would really be the icing on the cake!


  1. Hi. Im a friend of Pam...Im an old neighbour who grew up with her in Blantyre and she recommended this book to me. I have tonight finished Bree McCready and I blubbed my eyes out!! What fantastic reading and it had me gripped! Have now given it to my 14 year old to read !!

  2. Thanks so much for that, Lesley. I am so glad you enjoyed it. If it's any consolation the end makes me well up too - in a good way!
    Thanks for your support.
    Best wishes,