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Funny Girl

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2015: No, Nick Hornby’s latest is not a retelling of the story made famous by the old Barbara Streisand movie called Funny Girl – but the allusion to pop culture of the 1960s in this delightful novel is not coincidental. On the surface, this Funny Girl is about a working class English girl who comes of age as a TV star in the days of Carnaby Street, the Beatles, and the musical Hair; what it’s also about is the way the world turned over for everybody – but especially actors and writers -- in that explosive era. Sophie Straw is the gorgeous girl from Blackpool who, like Lucille Ball (to whom Hornby slyly introduces the starstruck Sophie in a late scene), is originally deemed too pretty to be funny; like Ball, she manages through wit, decency and pratfall to become her nation’s sweetheart. She’s a great character, and readers – like everyone in swinging London – will love her. But if Sophie is the star, the rest of the population here – the hilariously narcissistic lover/co-star, the director who pines for Sophie for years, and, my favorite, the writers who give her her vehicles – are exceptional supporting players. And Hornby, who was a bit of a pop culture wunderkind himself, is wise about the way artists’ (especially writers’) careers morph and change, and what it’s like to define a cultural moment and then watch yourself live past it. -- Sara Nelson

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Nick Hornby is the author of seven internationally bestselling novels ("Funny Girl, " "High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slam"and"Juliet, Naked")and severalworks of non-fictionincluding"Fever Pitch, Songbook"and"Ten Years In The Tub." He has written screenplay adaptions of Lynn Barber s An Education, nominated for an Academy Award, Cheryl Strayed's"Wild"and Colm Toibin s "Brooklyn." He lives in London.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Funny Girl - the latest novel from Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a BoyMake 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780241965238

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Funny Girl - the latest novel from Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a BoyMake 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780241965238

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