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Bridget and Joan's Diary Mad About the Toy Boy by Bridget Golightly and Joan Hardcastle

Bridget and Joan's Diary Mad About the Toy Boy

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The diary Bridget Jones might write if she makes it to a care home. Where the tally of daily consumption of wine and cigarettes has translated into tea drunk and loo visits made. Still mad, still wearing purple, Bridget and Joan continue to live it up and be the scourge of the care home. A parody of Bridget Jones and her diary, two mad old women continue to live life to the full as possible.

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Bridget and Joan's Diary Mad About the Toy Boy by Bridget Golightly and Joan Hardcastle

Meet Bridget and Joan. From their home at the Second Best Exotic Magnolia Retirement Home, this diary charts their eighty years of history and gives way too much information on their outlandish relationship in this Christmas smash hit. Peppered with crazy antics as the pair generally irritate the younger generations, we follow their plight from childhood, through the Second World War - when Joan worked the land while Bridget worked the GIs on the nearby US airbase - to accidental shoplifting in the local ASDA. With laugh-out-loud gags and a frequent nod to Helen Fielding's original, this year's comedy sensation is a warm and witty account of two elderly ladies joined at the artificial hip.

About the Author

Bridget Golightly is eighty-nine years old. She won the 100 m, 800 m, triple jump and solo synchronised swimming events in the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Highlights of her sparkling stage and film career include two Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actress for Little Dorrit and Rocky V, and her much-lauded Titania against Sir John Gielgud’s Bottom. Bridget is also a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician, renowned poet and international peacekeeper, and represented the United Kingdom in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Boom-bang-a-ting-a-ling on a String’. When she’s not busy bringing joy to the world, she likes to relax by drinking a nice cup of tea.

Joan Hardcastle
is eighty-six years old, comes from Yorkshire and doesn’t believe a word Bridget says. Except the bit about the tea.

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Publication date

10th October 2013


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176 pages


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