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Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

Picador 40th Anniversary Edition

by Helen Fielding

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/02/2012

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It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree.

In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way). In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution--the quest for the right man. 

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

Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.

ISBN:
9781447202837
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-02-2012
Language:
English
Series:
Picador 40th Anniversary Editions Ser.
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
40th Edition
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
197x130x23mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as often as possible to Africa, India and Central America. She is the author of Cause Celeb (1994), Bridget Jones's Diary (1996), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2000), Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (2003), and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (2013).

She co-wrote the screenplays for the movies of Bridget Jones's Diary and The Edge of Reason, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

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