- 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Bagley Public Library||HOR (Text)||33500011967718||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||HOR (Text)||33500011967726||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781594205415 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1594205418 (hardback)
- Physical Description: pages ; cm
- Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| "From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel. 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. Insightful and humorous, 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
Barbara Parker is crowned Miss Blackpool in 1964 and promptly returns the tiara. She doesn't want to be a beauty queen; she wants to be Britain's answer to Lucille Ball. In short order, she moves to London and auditions for a BBC television program, where she meets a creative, witty production team. Taken with her good lucks and impeccable comic timing, they fashion the program around her, and Barbara (and Jim) becomes a huge hit, emblematic of the shifting mores of a more modern Britain as the titular couple bicker about politics, class distinctions, and sex. In his seventh novel (and the first in five years), Hornby pens a homage to light entertainment, sending up the stodgier side of the BBC via snobby critic Vernon Whitfield. He also delivers a winning example of the form, crafting fast-paced, witty dialogue and lovable characters set against a time of creative breakthroughs, both in the culture and in the media. And the final chapters, in which the team must deal with the infirmities of age and illness, highlight Hornby's great gift for effortlessly moving from humor to heartbreak. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Nick Hornby is the author of six internationally bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down, Slamand Juliet, Naked) and several works of non-fiction including Fever Pitch, Songbookand Ten Years In The Tub, a collection of his 'Stuff I've Been Reading' columns from the Believer.His screenplay for the film An Education was nominated for an Academy Award, and he recently adapted Cheryl Strayed'sWild to a screenplay. He lives in Highbury, north London.
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