Bridget Jones's Diary: Picador 40th Anniversary Edition

Paperback | October 29, 2012

byHelen Fielding

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A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirtysomething singleton? Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. It has since sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and been turned into an Academy Awardnominated film.

In 2012 Picador celebrates its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prizewinning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more atpicador.com/40

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A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirtysomething singleton? Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. It has since sold over fifteen million copies ...

HELEN FIELDING was born in Yorkshire. She has written three other novels:Cause Celeb(1994),Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason(1999) andOlivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination(2003) and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. She now works full-time as a novel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.87 inPublished:October 29, 2012Publisher:Pan Macmillan UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144720283X

ISBN - 13:9781447202837

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining and fun read For those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the last 20 years and haven’t read the book or seen the movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary is the story of a single woman in her thirties in London, England. This is a hilarious book about failed relationships and unsuccessful attempts at losing weight. It is also a sharp critique of modern society where women have to have a husband, children, a house in the suburbs and a fulfilling job to be considered a success. While the story feels a bit dated (no cell phones!), the issues are still very much what a single woman would experience nowadays. In addition, Bridget Jones is a lovable character because she is not perfect, and she makes mistakes. As a result, we identify with her and understand her struggles. Bridget Jones’s Diary has paved the way for many romantic comedies and TV series (Sex and the City anyone?), and I am really grateful for the laughs and tears it has brought on. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2014-04-10