Book of the Week

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. Photo: Photo/Handout/Viking
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. Photo: Photo/Handout/Viking

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby’s seventh novel Funny Girl presents the story of Barbara, a Blackpool beauty queen, who dreams of life on the small screen like her comedy hero, Lucille Ball.

Months later, a chance meeting with an agent lead to a starring role in the next big British comedy series, national attention and praise.

As hilarious and charming as ever, Funny Girl is absolutely equal in quality to Hornby’s earlier works. Sophie is likeable, with a supporting cast of actors, screenwriters and producers who complement her perfectly.Delightfully witty, Funny Girl is wonderful and unmissable.