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Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number-one bestseller, 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: The Singleton Years brings together Bridget Jones's Diary and The Edge of Reason. Helen Fielding portrays Bridget, everyone's favourite spinster, as she struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question: Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy? She is supported through the whole process by four indispensable friends, Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay. 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 thirty-something? Two diaries, two enduring bestsellers, one unforgettable character. This is Bridget Jones: The Singleton Years. V.g.
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Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as wildly and 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. She nows works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.Review:
'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully ... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching' Jilly Cooper 'The best, the original, the seminal' Mail on Sunday 'Observed with merciless, flamboyant wit ... gloriously funny' Penny Perrick, Sunday Times 'A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh' Salman Rushdie 'Effortlessly addictive ... presents a perfect zeitgeist of single female woes' Sunday Express 'Observed with merciless, flamboyant wit ... gloriously funny' Penny Perrick, Sunday Times 'A brilliant evocation of the life of a single girl ... any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship or, indeed, a mother, will read it and roar' Gill Hornby, The Times
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