Bridget Jones’s Diary

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What to expect

A dazzlingly urban satire on modern relationships?
An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family?
Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?

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.

Welcome to Bridget’s first diary: mercilessly funny, endlessly touching and utterly addictive.

Helen Fielding’s first Bridget Jones novel, Bridget Jones’s Diary, sparked a phenomenon that has seen three books, newspaper columns and the smash-hit film series Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Critics Review

  • ‘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

  • ‘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

  • ‘A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh’ Salman Rushdie

  • 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

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