Released on 20 June 1997.

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Bridget Jones's Diary

3.76 based on 789199 ratings & 6954 reviews on Goodreads.com

2017 Winner

Specsavers Platinum Bestseller Award

1998 Winner

National Book Awards Book of the Year

Synopsis

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 Bridget Jones's Diary she documents her struggles through the social minefield of her 30s and tries to weigh up the eternal question: Daniel Cleaver of 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?

In the media

I cannot recommend a book more joyfully . . . Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching
Daily Telegraph
Wild comedy . . . observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book
Sunday Times
Bridget Jones's Diary rings with the unmistakable tone of something that is true to the marrow. It defines what it describes
Times Literary Supplement