“The best, the original, the seminal” Mail on Sunday
Bridget Jones’s Diary turns 25 this year. Winner of the 1997 British Book of the Year, and named by the Guardian as one of the ten books which best defines the 20th Century, the book has gone on to become a multi-million copy selling international phenomenon, spawning three blockbuster movies, a whole new literary genre, a lexicon of ‘smug marrieds’, ‘singletons’, ‘emotional f***wittage’ and ‘mummy pants’, and the familiar cry of ‘I am Bridget Jones’.
This special bumper anniversary compendium also features an introduction and commentary from Helen Fielding, and over 100 pages of rare material taken from 25 years of her writing, including:
* Extracts from Helen’s early journalism * A selection of the original Independent newspaper columns. * Bridget Jones interviews Colin Firth * Later columns on #MeToo, Brexit, and Bridget’s lockdown life * A selection of hilarious restaurant reviews featuring the real life inspirations for Jude, Shazzer, Auntie Una, Mum and Daniel Cleaver
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
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 was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as wildly and as often as possible to Africa, India and Central America. She is the author of Cause Celeb, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. She co-wrote the screenplays for the movies of Bridget Jones's Diary and The Edge of Reason, starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.