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Funny Girl


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You loved About a Boy, now meet Funny Girl - the paperback of the year

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Nick Hornby is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy, and several works of non-fiction including his ground-breaking debut, Fever Pitch. He has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and, most recently, State of the Union.


Highly entertaining . . . a beguiling, thoroughly enjoyable read * Sunday Times *
Simply unputdownable * Guardian *
Warm, funny, touching . . . winningly perceptive about human relationships and changing social trends * Daily Telegraph *
So simple, so easy to read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time. This is a world that feels real and one you don't want to leave * Independent on Sunday *
Like all Hornby's best work, it is both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful * Spectator *
Everything Hornby writes is addictively readable and clever, but with Funny Girl he has surpassed himself * Red *
Hornby's sunniest novel * Metro *
Nick Hornby is pretty much always poignant and hilarious * Huffington Post *
Fans won't be disappointed by this new story... endearing, humorous and touching, full of spot-on period detail, all brought to vivid life by a cast of very human characters. Hugely enjoyable * Sunday Mirror *
Resolutely, winningly light-hearted * Observer *
Nick Hornby's funny, winningly perceptive novel is a pleasure to read * Telegraph *
If you devoured About a Boy and whizzed through High Fidelity you're going to love Nick Hornby's brilliant new novel. Hilarious and captivating, this is a fabulous read * Take a Break *
There is something about Hornby's writing that is so simple, so easy-to-read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time, that anything he writes turns out very special. The premise of Funny Girl is like a lot of Nick Hornby's irritatingly genius ideas: something so obvious you can't believe no one thought of it before. * Independent *
Everything he writes is addictively readable and clever, but with this one he just surpasses himself * Red *
Effortlessly engaging... Hornby's writing is so fluid, he has a great knack for capturing atmosphere and skewering a character with a killer phrase * Evening Standard *

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