Funny Girl

ISBN 13: 9780241965238

Funny Girl

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Beautifully captures the thrill of youthful success and of discovering your own talent ( Daily Telegraph)

Funny Girl may be read as Hornby's latest defence of popular entertainment against high-culture elitism. Funny Girl makes his case for him eloquently and entertainingly ... both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful ( Spectator)

I loved this hymn to the 1960s, their infinite creative possibilities ( Scotsman)

Vivid, sparky, a bit schmaltzy, and it rattles along ( Independent)

Endearing, humorous and touching. Hugely enjoyable ( Sunday Mirror)

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Funny Girl - the latest novel from Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy

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 only wants to make people laugh. So she leaves her hometown behind, takes herself off to London, and lands a life-changing audition for a new BBC comedy series. Overnight she becomes 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: the writers, Tony and Bill, friends since national service and comedy obsessives; producer Dennis, Oxbridge educated, clever, mild and not-so-secretly devoted to his star actress Sophie; and dashing male lead Clive, who firmly believes he's destined for better things. The show's success continues rocketing and the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. How long can they keep going before it's time to change the channel?

Nick Hornby's novel is about popular culture and the swinging sixties. Sophie Straw is learning about youth and old age, fame and hard work, class and collaboration. Funny Girl offers a captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and freedom at a time when Britain itself was experiencing one of its most enduring creative bursts. Hornby fans will love his latest book, as will readers of David Nicholls, Mark Haddon and William Boyd.

'Fans won't be disappointed by this new story... endearing, humorous and touching, full of spot-on period detail, all brought to vivid life by a cast of very human characters. Hugely enjoyable' Sunday Mirror

'Resolutely, winningly light-hearted' Observer


'Nick Hornby's funny, winningly perceptive novel is a pleasure to read' Telegraph


'If you devoured About a Boy and whizzed through High Fidelity you're going to love Nick Hornby's brilliant new novel. Hilarious and captivating, this is a fabulous read' Take a Break


'There is something about Hornby's writing that is so simple, so easy-to-read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time, that anything he writes turns out very special. The premise of Funny Girl is like a lot of Nick Hornby's irritatingly genius ideas: something so obvious you can't believe no one thought of it before.' Independent


'Everything he writes is addictively readable and clever, but with this one he just surpasses himself' Red

'Effortlessly engaging... Hornby's writing is so fluid, he has a great knack for capturing atmosphere and skewering a character with a killer phrase' - Evening Standard

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 181 x 111 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Funny Girl - the latest novel from Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy 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 only wants to make people laugh. So she leaves her hometown behind, takes herself off to London, and lands a life-changing audition for a new BBC comedy series. Overnight she becomes 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: the writers, Tony and Bill, friends since national service and comedy obsessives; producer Dennis, Oxbridge educated, clever, mild and not-so-secretly devoted to his star actress Sophie; and dashing male lead Clive, who firmly believes he s destined for better things. The show s success continues rocketing and the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. How long can they keep going before it s time to change the channel? Nick Hornby s novel is about popular culture and the swinging sixties.Sophie Straw is learning about youth and old age, fame and hard work, class and collaboration. Funny Girl offers a captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and freedom at a time when Britain itself was experiencing one of its most enduring creative bursts. Hornby fans will love his latest book, as will readers of David Nicholls, Mark Haddon and William Boyd. Fans won t be disappointed by this new story.endearing, humorous and touching, full of spot-on period detail, all brought to vivid life by a cast of very human characters. Hugely enjoyable Sunday Mirror Resolutely, winningly light-hearted Observer Nick Hornby s funny, winningly perceptive novel is a pleasure to read Telegraph If you devoured About a Boy and whizzed through High Fidelity you re going to love Nick Hornby s brilliant new novel. Hilarious and captivating, this is a fabulous read Take a Break There is something about Hornby s writing that is so simple, so easy-to-read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time, that anything he writes turns out very special.The premise of Funny Girl is like a lot of Nick Hornby s irritatingly genius ideas: something so obvious you can t believe no one thought of it before. Independent Everything he writes is addictively readable and clever, but with this one he just surpasses himself Red Effortlessly engaging.Hornby s writing is so fluid, he has a great knack for capturing atmosphere and skewering a character with a killer phrase - Evening Standard. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780241965238

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 181 x 111 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Funny Girl - the latest novel from Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy 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 only wants to make people laugh. So she leaves her hometown behind, takes herself off to London, and lands a life-changing audition for a new BBC comedy series. Overnight she becomes 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: the writers, Tony and Bill, friends since national service and comedy obsessives; producer Dennis, Oxbridge educated, clever, mild and not-so-secretly devoted to his star actress Sophie; and dashing male lead Clive, who firmly believes he s destined for better things. The show s success continues rocketing and the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. How long can they keep going before it s time to change the channel? Nick Hornby s novel is about popular culture and the swinging sixties.Sophie Straw is learning about youth and old age, fame and hard work, class and collaboration. Funny Girl offers a captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and freedom at a time when Britain itself was experiencing one of its most enduring creative bursts. Hornby fans will love his latest book, as will readers of David Nicholls, Mark Haddon and William Boyd. Fans won t be disappointed by this new story.endearing, humorous and touching, full of spot-on period detail, all brought to vivid life by a cast of very human characters. Hugely enjoyable Sunday Mirror Resolutely, winningly light-hearted Observer Nick Hornby s funny, winningly perceptive novel is a pleasure to read Telegraph If you devoured About a Boy and whizzed through High Fidelity you re going to love Nick Hornby s brilliant new novel. Hilarious and captivating, this is a fabulous read Take a Break There is something about Hornby s writing that is so simple, so easy-to-read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time, that anything he writes turns out very special.The premise of Funny Girl is like a lot of Nick Hornby s irritatingly genius ideas: something so obvious you can t believe no one thought of it before. Independent Everything he writes is addictively readable and clever, but with this one he just surpasses himself Red Effortlessly engaging.Hornby s writing is so fluid, he has a great knack for capturing atmosphere and skewering a character with a killer phrase - Evening Standard. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780241965238

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