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Funny Girl


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Nick Hornby is the author of five bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked), a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. A Long Way Down, About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch have all been made into major films. He also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated An Education, and is currently writing screenplays for Cheryl Strayed's Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn.


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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