Funny Girl: A Novel

By Nick Hornby

From the bestselling writer of High FidelityAbout a Boy, and A good way Down comes a hugely expected new novel.


Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid younger Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to tv starlet amid a constellation of pleasant characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's most modern does what he does most sensible: endears us to a forged of characters who're humorous if improper, and forces us to check ourselves within the technique.

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The one time invoice felt something just like the previous spark was once whilst Barbara and Jim argued, which, possibly for this reason, they appeared to be doing with extra frequency. differently, he needed to flip to his pastime for absorption, and the sensation that what he wrote was once who he used to be. — He’d all started on Soho Boy within the mornings, early, earlier than he met Tony on the workplace. He’d by no means written prose ahead of, and firstly it didn’t come simply: he started with the idea that if he sought after studies, then each sentence needed to comprise at least 5 subclauses.

You don’t need to. ” “I recognize that. ” “What when you hate it? ” “I wouldn’t let you know. ” “So what’s the purpose of studying it? ” “What’s the purpose of analyzing whatever? I wouldn’t inform Graham Greene I didn’t like his final publication both. ” “But possibly you don’t write comedy scripts with Graham Greene. ” “All the extra cause to not inform you if I don’t love it. ” “So you’re simply going to inform me I’m a genius? ” “That’s in regards to the dimension of it. ” “Can we commence back, then? ” “How d’you suggest? ” “Tony, will you learn my e-book?

Harold regarded careworn back. “I idea she was once Sophie? ” “Oh, for God’s sake,” acknowledged Marcia, and shook her head. “Barbara within the exhibit is from Blackpool,” stated Marcia. “As good. ” “Of path she is,” stated Harold. He didn’t appear in any respect involved that he’d inadvertently owned as much as by no means having obvious 5 mins of the sequence. possibly he had different issues to fret approximately. “What do you're thinking that of Marcia’s notion, besides? ” the best Minister stated. “Would you're keen on to set an episode within quantity Ten? ” “I instructed Dennis right here the way you wanted you had somebody as shrewdpermanent as Jim operating for you in genuine life,” stated Marcia.

I’ll look forward to you. ” “Nah, don’t fear. ” He didn’t are looking to need to make small speak together with his oldest buddy at the teach whereas his global collapsed round him. — Tony went again to work out Dennis the subsequent afternoon. “I’m sorry approximately yesterday,” he stated. “You comprehend what he’s like. ” “I desire you’ve come to inform me he’s replaced his brain. ” “I’m afraid not,” acknowledged Tony. “Oh dear,” stated Dennis. The feeble, insecure a part of Tony—the writing half, as he frequently considered it—didn’t just like the sound of that. “I’ve come to invite if you’d provide me a crack at it on my own,” he acknowledged.

He took her outdoors onto the road, clear of curious eyes, and hugged her tightly. “Can you suspect it? You’ve knocked me up,” she acknowledged, and Tony laughed on the implication of violence, or at the very least vigour, within the word. He hadn’t knocked her up. There have been loads of endurance, coaxing, maybe-tomorrows, never-minds, and I-think-sos. only recently, there have been symptoms that it used to be convalescing, or at the least simpler. “We’ll need to move,” stated Tony. “A apartment with a backyard. ” “Hold your horses,” acknowledged June.

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