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Book Review: Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

By Sameer Rahim   August 2015

Funny GirlFunny Girl by Nick Hornby (Penguin, £7.99)

In this warm and funny novel, Nick Hornby pays homage to the television comedy culture of the 1960s—and examines the changing role and perception of women during the sexual revolution. Barbara Parker, a pretty blonde northern girl, wins Miss Blackpool in 1964. But five minutes after her victory, she dumps the tiara and makes her way to London to find success as an actress in a television comedy about a young married couple. Hornby, who has written the scripts for several successful feature films,…

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