THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER from the author of HIGH FIDELITY and ABOUT A BOY
'Simply unputdownable' Guardian
'Hilarious' Daily Telegraph
'Highly entertaining' Sunday Times
Make 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 wants to make people laugh.
So she leaves her hometown behind, takes herself to London, and overnight she becomes the lead in a new BBC comedy, 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. But when life starts imitating art, they all face a choice. How long can they keep going before it's time to change the channel?
'Warm, funny, touching . . . winningly perceptive about human relationships and changing social trends' Daily Telegraph
'Like all Hornby's best work, it is both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful' Spectator
'A beguiling, thoroughly enjoyable read' Sunday Times
'Hugely enjoyable' Sunday Mirror
'Resolutely, winningly light-hearted' Observer
'Hornby's sunniest novel' Metro