Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number one best-seller, Helen Fielding's book has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Bridget Jones's Diary is followed by Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones : Mad About the Boy. Bridget Jones is everyone's favourite spinster.
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.
About the Author
Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire and now lives and works in London. Bridget Jones's Diary was her second novel following the publication of Cause Celeb in 1994. Fielding worked for the BBC for several years where she produced documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Cause Celeb combines the comic and the tragic, examining the uneasy relationship between starving people in Africa and celebrities in the West.
'Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius.' - Nick Hornby
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 20th June 1997
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1