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Bridget Jones's Diary Picador Classic by Helen Fielding

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As Bridget documents her struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question (Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy?), she turns for support to four indispensable friends: Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay. Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper.

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Bridget Jones's Diary Picador Classic by Helen Fielding

With an introduction by Caitlin Moran. 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 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.


'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

About the Author

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding studied English at St Anne's College, Oxford and worked at the BBC as writer, researcher and producer. She then began writing for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, which first published the anonymous column that became the novel Bridget Jones's Diary. Along with its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been adapted into two extremely successful films.

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Publication date

9th August 2016


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Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan


336 pages


Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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