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Funny Girl

Ebook edition released 03/02/2015

by Nick Hornby

Relationship Stories Modern and Contemporary Fiction Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Family Drama Book Club Recommendations eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Funny Girl

May 2015 Book of the Month.

I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the thing I most like about his writing is that the stories are all different, so one can hardly say ‘classic’. But it is all one would expect. Light but entertaining, a story about people. It’s about an inspiring actress-cum-comedian from Blackpool who wins a beauty contest but really doesn’t want to spend a year opening supermarkets! We are in the early 1960s. She gives back her crown and flees to London. We follow her through early struggles and on into falling on her feet in a ‘ground breaking’ series for the BBC. A Lancashire accent, a working-class character and dealing with man/woman becoming husband/wife and eventually baby issues. Years later, at the 50 year celebration, a young producer gets the idea of putting on a play about “what happened next”. We, of course, have followed the main players all the way through in a clever slice of cultural history. Utterly enthralling and highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

 

One of our Books of the Year 2014.

Sarah Broadhurst

Funny Girl Synopsis

From the bestselling author ofHigh Fidelity,About a Boy, andA Long Way Downcomes a highly anticipated new novel. Set in 1960s London,Funny Girlis a livelyaccount ofthe adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation fromprovincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful andhumorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781101923382
Publication date: 3rd February 2015
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Relationship Stories
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