Funny Girl
Nick Hornby

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Narrated By: Emma Fielding

Duration: 10 hours and 17 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Funny Girl, the new novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby, read by Emma Fielding.

Funny Girl is the story of a popular 1960s tv comedy series. The writers, Tony and Bill, comedy obsessives, who each harbour a secret. The Oxbridge-educated director, Dennis, who loves his job but hates his marriage. The male star Clive, who feels he's destined for better things. And most of all Sophie Straw, once Barbara Parker, Miss Blackpool 1964, who's changed her name and abandoned her old life because she just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fame.


Modern and contemporary fiction, Humour, TV tie-in humour

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Simply unputdownable


Highly entertaining . . . a beguiling, thoroughly enjoyable read

Sunday Times

Warm, funny, touching . . . winningly perceptive about human relationships and changing social trends

Daily Telegraph

So simple, so easy to read and yet so sensitive and profound at the same time. This is a world that feels real and one you don't want to leave

Independent on Sunday

Everything Hornby writes is addictively readable and clever, but with Funny Girl he has surpassed himself


Like all Hornby's best work, it is both hugely enjoyable and deceptively artful


Nick Hornby is pretty much always poignant and hilarious

Huffington Post

Hornby's sunniest novel