Funny Girl – Nick Hornby

Winning the Miss Blackpool competition is not enough for Barbara Parker, who dreams of fame and holds Lucille Ball as an idol; she navigates her innocent life from her hometown to London, in search of stardom. As she meets and charms a host of diverse characters, they share their goals, fight over conflicting feelings, and together, create a TV series.

Funny Girl is an insightful account of the lives of a delightful bunch. In their personal lives, jealousies, secret longings and uncertainties, their endearing and flawed qualities are revealed. Historical facts and photographs firmly establish the novel in 1960’s London. Through real-life politicians and events, advertisements and a cartoon strip, Hornby recreates an era.

 

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Lizzie for SMUG – The Pattern Collection

Following several years of experience in buying, styling and curating for SMUG, Lizzie Evans has produced her own inspired pattern collection. Brights, pastels, geometrics, looser brush strokes and splatters, amalgamate in her fresh illustrative style. Wrapping paper, tote bags, cushions and more products, are planned to launch upstairs at SMUG, before Christmas.

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