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Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Genre: Novel, Historical Fiction
Length: 310 pages
First Published: October 30, 2014
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER from the author of HIGH FIDELITY and ABOUT A BOY
‘Simply unputdownable’ Guardian
‘Hilarious’ Daily Telegraph
‘Highly entertaining’ Sunday Times
Make them laugh, and they’re yours forever . . .
Barbara Parker is Miss Blackpool of 1964, but she doesn’t want to be a beauty queen. She wants to make people laugh.
So she leaves her hometown behind, takes herself to London, and overnight she becomes the lead in a new BBC comedy, Sophie Straw: charming, gorgeous, destined to win the nation’s hearts.
Funny Girl is the story of a smash-hit TV show and the people behind the scenes. But when life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. How long can they keep going before it’s time to change the channel?
About Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, How to Be Good (a New York Times bestseller), High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and of the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is also the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, and the Orange Word International Writers London Award 2003. Visit the author’s website→