A brilliantly true and incredibly funny new screenplay from Oscar-nominated script writer and one of UK's most beloved novelists.
Five minutes after being crowned Miss Blackpool 1964, Barbara Parker has ditched the tiara and is off to London to make her fortune. A chance encounter, a shrewd change of name and one audition later sees Sophie Straw with her own BBC comedy series - and there the trouble starts.
London GP Katie Carr always thought she was a good person. With her husband David making a living as 'The Angriest man n Holloway', she figured she could put up with anything. Until, that is, David meets DJ Goodnews and becomes a good person too.
Relationships, rock stars and last chances - the new bestseller by the author of High Fidelity.
Nick Hornby's internationally bestselling first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.