Nick Hornby Writing Styles in Funny Girl

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Point of View

This novel is told from the primary perspective of Barbara Parker (aka Sophie Straw). However, the narrator also intervenes and interjects, breaking the fourth wall, to directly address the readers on numerous occasions. The entire book is supposed to give the feel of a biography about the cast and crew of this one television show set in London. The time period is the 1960s.

Language and Meaning

Set in 1960s London, England, there are a few very British terms that are used which might confuse readers who are not from there. Additionally, there are technologies and products, procedures and outlooks that were very common for the time period, but which may actually be quite foreign to readers now. In particular the notion that women's rights were still just a 'nice idea', but something that wasn't really in practice at the time.

Structure

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