Funny Girl

by Nick Hornby
$22.99

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: May 27, 2015

ISBN: 9780241965221

Binding: Paperback

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Five minutes after being crowned Miss Blackpool 1964, Barbara Parker has ditched the tiara and is off to London to make her fortune. A chance encounter, a shrewd change of name and one audition later sees Sophie Straw with her own BBC comedy series - and there the trouble starts. Sophie works with a team of producers, writers and actors all vying to make this funny girl even funnier, and the nation loves her. This is the Swinging Sixties- freedom and creativity are booming in London. But everything is changing and nothing lasts forever. Sophie and her colleagues are in the limelight but how long can they stay on top? And when is it time to change the channel? 'Warm, funny, touching . . . winningly perceptive about human relationships and changing social trends.' Daily Telegraph 'Like all Hornby's best work, it is both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful.' Spectator 'Everything Hornby writes is addictively readable and clever, but with Funny Girl he has surpassed himself.' Red 'A beguiling, thoroughly enjoyable read.' Sunday Times 'Hornby's sunniest novel.' Metro