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Funny girl  Cover Image Book Book

Funny girl / Nick Hornby.

Hornby, Nick, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594205415 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1594205418 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 452 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2014.
"A novel"-- Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.:
In swinging 60s England, the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, 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. The show's writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he's destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel.
Subject: Television actors and actresses > Fiction.
Television comedies > Production and direction > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / General.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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