+612 9045 4394
 
Bridget Jones's Diary : Picador's 40th Anniversary Editions - Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary

Picador's 40th Anniversary Editions

Paperback

Published: 2nd February 2012
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $23.99
$15.75
34%
OFF

Booktopia Comments

Order this title or any other from our Christmas Gift Guide and you could win a $1000 Book Pack! *Terms and Conditions apply.

Product Description

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.

'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully ... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching' Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph

'The best, the original, the seminal' Mail on Sunday

'Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius' Nick Hornby

'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

'A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh' Salman Rushdie

'Effortlessly addictive ... [Bridget Jones's] hilarious diary presents a perfect zeitgeist of single female woes' Sunday Express

'Wild comedy ... observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book' Sunday Times

'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

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


ISBN: 9781447202837
ISBN-10: 144720283X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd February 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1