Florence Foster Jenkins: Read the book, see the film on us!

by |April 24, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins is an upcoming film about the world’s worst singer. Released in Australia on May 5th, this inspiring true story is based on the biography of the same name by Nicholas Martin and Jasper Rees.

Booktopia has partnered with Entertainment One to give you the chance to see this charming film adaptation, by ordering a copy of the book. Stock is limited, so order now to secure your double pass. It’s a film that will warm your heart and inspire you to do the impossible!

Please note: this offer is not available to NZ customers. Offer available while stocks last and limit one double pass per order.

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From acclaimed director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), Meryl Streep stars in the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. Convinced of her own talent, the voice Florence heard in her head was beautiful, while to everyone else it was hilarious and awful.

Her husband and manager, aristocratic English actor St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), was determined to protect his beloved from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge yet. Funny, moving and featuring a brilliant lead performance by Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins is as exuberant and charming as the irrepressible diva who inspired the film.

Florence Foster Jenkinsby Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees

Florence Foster Jenkins

by Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees

"People may say I can't sing. But no one can ever say I didn't sing."

Despite having no pitch, no rhythm and no tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, giving a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Florence Foster adored music and as a girl was a talented pianist, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In retaliation she eloped with ...

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