A popular author whose books have been turned into major films is to visit the Fylde coast to promote his latest tale.
Nick Hornby, the man behind Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About A Boy, will come to Rossall School in November to talk about his book Funny Girl.
The book tells the tale of swinging 60s as the nation is mesmerised by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball.
The writer visits the Broadway-based school on November 14.
Tickets cost £18.99 and include a copy of the book.
Call organisers SilverDell in Kirkham on (01772) 683444 for details.