Bridget Jones's Diary - Picador Classic (Paperback)Helen Fielding (author)
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The novel that spawned a whole sub-genre, Fielding’s achingly relatable and belly-laugh inducing classic combines romance with farce in a way that still feels refreshing and vibrant. The trials and tribulations of our endearing heroine are sketched in exquisite comic prose as Bridget is forced to choose between dependable Mark Darcy and roguish Daniel Cleaver.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020
Tuesday 3 January
Ten years ago, Bridget Jones exploded into being in Helen Fielding’s iconic portrayal of a single woman navigating the social minefield of friendships, relationships and career through a haze of cigarette smoke and chardonnay.
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?
Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number-one bestseller, Helen Fielding's book has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated film series starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Bridget Jones's Diary is followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary, this new edition contains an introduction by Caitlin Moran.
One of the loveliest things about being a human is that every five years or so, you get to re-read Bridget Jones’s Diary. – Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 23 mm
'A brilliant evocation of life as a single girl in a certain time . . . reads like Anita Loos out of Jane Austen, and any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship or indeed a mother will read it and roar.' - The Times
'A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh.' - Salman Rushdie
'Wild comedy . . . observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book.' - Sunday Times
'Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius.' - Nick Hornby
'The best, the original, the seminal.' - Mail on Sunday
'Bridget Jones's Diary rings with the unmistakable tone of something that is true to the marrow. It defines what it describes.' - Nicola Shulman - Times Literary Supplement
'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully . . . Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching.' - Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph
'Effortlessly addictive . . . [Bridget Jones's] hilarious diary presents a perfect zeitgeist of single female woes.' - Sunday Express
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