Bridget Jones's Diary (and Other Writing)

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Pan Macmillan, Feb 4, 2021 - Chick lit - 464 pages
" 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 fuckwittage' 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 "--Publisher.

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Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire, England. 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, and Bridget Jones's Baby, also starring Patrick Dempsey. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

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