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Bridget Jones : Mad About the Boy - Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones : Mad About the Boy

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Published: 10th October 2013
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A new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding

What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th?

Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?

Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?

Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?

Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?

Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day?

Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'.

The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.

Praise for Other Titles by this Author

Bridget Jones's Diary: '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

 Bridget Jones's Diary: 'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching.' - Daily Telegraph

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason: 'A glorious read, and there is a laugh on every page.' - Sunday Times

Set in contemporary London, the new novel brings us Bridget in a new phase of life.

About the Author

Helen Fielding studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford and worked at the BBC as writer, researcher and producer. She then began writing for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, which first published the anonymous column that became the novel Bridget Jones's Diary. Along with its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been adapted into two extremely successful films.

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5.0

Great read!

By JJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Funny
  • Poignant
  • Well Written

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading

Comments about Bridget Jones : Mad About the Boy:

Helen Fielding has another winner with "Mad About The Boy". Bridget is still the same hilarious, insecure person she was when younger and she really struggles with being a single mum - or thinks she does. In reality she's doing a pretty good job and eventually comes to believe in herself as capable of raising her two young children without their father. Along the way she has a passionate fling with a toy boy (go Bridge!) but eventually realises she has to let him find someone his own age to allow him the chance to have his own kids. A satisfying story of growth and personal development told with great humour.

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Awful! Hard to read, hard to get into it

By Steph

from Sydney

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    Cons

    • A Bit Slow
    • Difficult To Follow
    • Disappointing
    • Not What I Expected

    Best Uses

    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Bridget Jones : Mad About the Boy:

    Boring and hard to read.

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    "Bridget's back and it's v.v. good... I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved'" Daily Mail "Sharp and humorous...snappily written, observationally astute...genuinely moving" New York Times Book Review "A fun fast-paces, entertaining ride...I devoured the book in two days" Cosmopolitan "Laugh out loud funny" Financial Times "Fielding is entertaining and insightful, her timing immaculate." -- Nicola Shulman Mail on Sunday

    ISBN: 9780224098106
    ISBN-10: 0224098101
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 400
    Published: 10th October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 3.3
    Weight (kg): 0.53

    Helen Fielding

    Helen Fielding (born 19 February 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is an English author, best known as the author of the novel Bridget Jones's Diary (winner of the 1998 British Book of the Year award) and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

    She began writing for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, which first published the anonymous column that became the novel Bridget Jones’s Diary. Along with its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been adapted into two extremely successful films.

    Fielding graduated from St. Anne's College, University of Oxford with an English degree, and worked in television journalism for several years, including a stint as a researcher on Noel Edmonds's The Late, Late Breakfast Show in the mid-1980s,[1] before writing her first novel, Cause Celeb. The director of the film adaptation of Bridget Jones's Diary, Sharon Maguire, appeared in the column/book as one of Bridget's friends, 'Shazzer'.

    Visit Helen Fielding's Booktopia Author Page