Be the first to read Nick’s new novel ‘Funny Girl’

posted by Nick Hornby September 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm Books 9 comments

Nick’s eagerly anticipated new novel Funny Girl is finally being published in the UK on November 6. To celebrate, are giving away limited edition proof copies of the book, in exchange for you telling them your favourite British funny woman. Who’s it going to be? Caitlin Moran? Jennifer Saunders? Dawn French?

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One lucky winner will receive an ultra-exclusive limited edition hardback proof copy (pictured), with ten limited edition paperback proofs also up for grabs for runners-up.

Funny Girl takes place in a swinging 60s where the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice.


The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, feels he’s destined for better things. And Sophie Straw, who’s changed her name and abandoned her old life, must decide whether to keep going, or change the channel…

Pre-order Funny Girl now:
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Funny Girl will be published on November 6 in the UK in hardback and eBook formats.

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