Miss Blackpool

  • Filename: miss-blackpool.
  • ISBN: 9783462308389
  • Release Date: 2014-11-13
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Nick Hornby
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch



Nick Hornbys grandioser neuer Roman: ein Ausflug ins Swinging London der Sixties Die hübsche Barbara entflieht der Provinz und zieht nach London, um berühmt zu werden. Sie bekommt tatsächlich die Hauptrolle in einer neuen Fernseh-Sitcom, die zu einer der erfolgreichsten TV-Shows Englands wird. Das Team wird ihre Familie – doch was passiert, wenn Ruhm und Glanz irgendwann verblassen?Anfang der 60er: Barbara nimmt die Wahl zur »Miss Blackpool« nicht an, als ihr aufgeht, dass sie dann ein weiteres Jahr in diesem verschlafenen Provinzstädtchen verbringen müsste. Stattdessen zieht sie nach London, ins Herz der neu entstehenden Popkultur, um Komikerin zu werden. Was zunächst aussichtslos erscheint, wird Wirklichkeit, und die Truppe rund um die beiden Drehbuchschreiber Tony und Bill, den Produzenten Dennis sowie Schauspielkollegen Clive ersetzt Barbara fortan die Familie. Alle sind von der Idee besessen, aus ihrer Sitcom einen Riesenerfolg zu machen, was ihnen trotz privater großer und kleiner Katastrophen auch gelingt. Doch was passiert, wenn Schönheit und Ruhm mit der Zeit verblassen?Nick Hornby nimmt den Leser mit ins brodelnde London der 60er-Jahre, mitten hinein in die Welt der am Hungertuch nagenden Gagschreiber, der überarbeiteten Regisseure, der egozentrischen Schauspieler und der vom großen Durchbruch träumenden Mädchen. Ein Buch über ganz große Auftritte, lebenslange Freundschaft und die große Liebe.

An Education

  • Filename: an-education.
  • ISBN: 9780141939018
  • Release Date: 2009-10-15
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Nick Hornby
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



An Education is Nick Hornby's Oscar-nominated screenplay of Lynn Barber's life Based on Lynn Barber's extraordinary memoir, An Education is set in the early 1960s and tells the story of a sixteen-year-old English girl's encounter and relationship with a charming older man who is much more, and much less, than he says he is. Taking this strange story as his starting point, Nick Hornby has scripted an Oscar-nominated film, starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgraad, which is funny and shocking in equal measure - and which brilliantly captures a Britain emerging from the sleepy 50s and on the brink of a glittering new decade. Fans of British writing and cinema alike, from Brighton Rock to Atonement will enjoy this mesmerizing book.

Funny Girl A Novel by Nick Hornby A 15 minute Summary Analysis

  • Filename: funny-girl-a-novel-by-nick-hornby-a-15-minute-summary-analysis.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-03-12
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  • Author: Instaread
  • Publisher: Instaread Summaries



Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Preview: Funny Girl is a novel by writer Nick Hornby set in Blackpool, England in 1964. It tells the story of twenty-one year old Barbara Parker, a beautiful blonde, who wants to become a comedic actress like Lucille Ball. Barbara wins the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant. Barbara wants more than anything to get out of Blackpool. When she realizes the title of Miss Blackpool commits her to a year of hospital visits and charity events, Barbara gives the title to the runner up and leaves for London. Barbara gets a job working the cosmetics counter at Derry and Toms, a department store on Kensington High Street. She meets Marjorie, who works in the shoe department, and accepts an offer to become her roommate. Barbara tells Marjorie she wants to become an actress. Marjorie suggests she buy a copy of The Stage, a trade paper that advertises auditions… PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Funny Girl • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Dictionary of Catch Phrases

  • Filename: dictionary-of-catch-phrases.
  • ISBN: 9781461660408
  • Release Date: 1992-01-01
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Eric Partridge
  • Publisher: Scarborough House



A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

The Spectator

  • Filename: the-spectator.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106019609806
  • Release Date: 1975
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Summary of Funny Girl

  • Filename: summary-of-funny-girl.
  • ISBN: 1945251085
  • Release Date: 2016-04-04
  • Number of pages: 30
  • Author: Instaread Summaries
  • Publisher: Idreambooks



Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisPreview:Funny Girl is a novel by writer Nick Hornby set in Blackpool, England in 1964. It tells the storyof twenty-one year old Barbara Parker, a beautiful blonde, who wants to become a comedicactress like Lucille Ball.Barbara wins the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant. Barbara wants more than anything to get out ofBlackpool. When she realizes the title of Miss Blackpool commits her to a year of hospital visitsand charity events, Barbara gives the title to the runner up and leaves for London.Barbara gets a job working the cosmetics counter at Derry and Toms, a department store onKensington High Street. She meets Marjorie, who works in the shoe department, and accepts anoffer to become her roommate.Barbara tells Marjorie she wants to become an actress. Marjorie suggests she buy a copy of TheStage, a trade paper that advertises auditions...PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT theoriginal book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Funny Girl* Summary of entire book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's StyleAbout the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read everychapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

Puzzles for geniuses I

  • Filename: puzzles-for-geniuses-i.
  • ISBN: 013744608X
  • Release Date: 1984-01-01
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: David Brine Pritchard
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



Funny Girl

  • Filename: funny-girl.
  • ISBN: 0670922811
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 341
  • Author: Nick Hornby
  • Publisher: Viking



Barbara Parker is Miss Blackpool of 1964, but she doesn't want to be a beauty queen. She wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. So she leaves Blackpool and her family behind, takes herself off to London, and gets a job behind the cosmetics counter of a Kensington department store, while trying to work out how she can get herself noticed. A chance meeting with an agent results in a new name and an audition for a new BBC comedy series. Sophie Straw's time has come. Funny Girl is the story of a television programme, and the people responsible for it: the writers, Tony and Bill, friends since National Service and comedy obsessives; producer Dennis, Oxbridge- educated, clever, mild and devoted to his team in general and Sophie in particular; and Sophie's good-enough looking co-star Clive, who feels that he's destined for better things. As the 1960s progress, and the British people fall in love with Sophie's sitcom, the pleasures of teamwork begin to wane: nothing can stay good forever, and the mess of real life will always intrude. Nick Hornby's new novel, his first since Juliet, Naked, is about work, popular culture, youth and old age, fame, class and collaboration. It offers a captivating portrait of youthful exuberance and creativity at a time when Britain itself was experiencing one of its most enduring creative bursts.

Games Puzzles

  • Filename: games-puzzles.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105000974456
  • Release Date: 1972
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