FUNNY GIRL hits the shelves in the UK this week, and there has been a flurry of activity around the book – Nick’s first new novel in five years.
Last week saw the release of a teaser for the book in the form of a ‘long-lost’ title sequence from Barbara (and Jim), the fictional sitcom that is the starring vehicle for our heroine Sophie Straw.
Watch the teaser below:
Penguin Audio also held an in-depth interview with Nick on FUNNY GIRL, the process of adapting from book to screen, his favorite authors, and a number of his upcoming projects.
Listen to it here (via Soundcloud):
Finally the reviews have been rolling in for FUNNY GIRL from the UK, and they are uniformly fantastic. Here’s just a small selection of the praise that’s been coming in:
‘A heartfelt defence and a wholly convincing example of what popular entertainment can achieve… FUNNY GIRL not only beautifully captures the thrill of youthful success and discovering your own talent, but also ponders the rather longer-lasting business of what happens when the thrill fades’
‘A witty, poignant book about comedy, class, collaboration and social change that may be his best novel yet’
‘A love letter to the TV cultural explosion of the 1960s and to some of Hornby’s favourite writers…FUNNY GIRL
is Hornby’s sunniest novel’
‘Effortlessly engaging… Hornby deftly stitches fiction into known fact…Hornby’s writing is so fluid…he has a
great knack for capturing atmosphere, extended dialogue and the skewering of a character with a killer
‘A thoroughly enjoyable read…a witty look at a pivotal point in British popular culture’
‘FUNNY GIRL is a paean to the golden age of light entertainment…the novel is resolutely, winningly lighthearted
and builds to a fine and moving finale’
‘Fans won’t be disappointed by this new story of Sophie Straw… [Her] adventures make for an endearing,
humorous and touching story. It’s full of spot-on period detail, all brought to vivid life by a cast of very
human characters. Hugely enjoyable’
‘Very much a comic novel…his writing starts to take off, the humour starts to breathe…it never seems like an
onerous alternative to the telly’
Order it now from your favourite retailer to get it in time for the weekend!