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An Education (movie)

Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly fraught, with origins in the early 1960s, when the emerging freedoms of the so-called Swinging '60s were still denied many women working in light entertainment.

Novelist Nick Hornby, best known for "High Fidelity" (1995), "About a Boy" (1998) and the popular films based on them, dives into that history in his richly entertaining new novel, "Funny...