Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
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…
Claire's Review 4 of 5
London is the early 60s and Sophie, a young teen with big dreams leaves her home town in search of fame.
Funny girl is a good and light read, with a great insight into life at the time. Very well written and well developed characters, Funny Girl is so easy to read that before you know it the whole day has past with your head in the book!