Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

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Enter Olivia Joules: fearless, dazzling, independent beauty-journalist turned master-spy – a new heroine for the twenty-first century. In Miami for a face-cream launch, she spots Pierre Ferramo across a room. Dangerously charismatic and undeniably gorgeous, with impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth and exotic international homes, he seems almost too good to be true. But what if Ferramo is actually a major terrorist bent on destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia’s overactive imagination?

From the white heat of Miami to the implants of LA, the glittering waters of the Caribbean to the deserts of Arabia, Olivia Joules pits herself against the forces of terror armed with a hatpin, razor-sharp wits and a very special underwired bra. Helen Fielding has written a contemporary and utterly unputdownable thriller de luxe.

‘A Bond-style romp. The thrills come thick and fast. Olivia is entirely successful as a heroine because she is witty, kind, entertaining, occasionally accident-prone, and has Bridget’s warm intelligence and humorous insight in spades’ Wendy Holden, Literary Review

‘Shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity. Hurrah for Fielding!’ Helen Brown, Independent on Sunday

About Helen Fielding

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 Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

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Books by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton Years
The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton Years
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Film Tie-In
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Film Tie-In
Cause Celeb
Cause Celeb
Bridget Jones's Diary (Film Tie-in)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Film Tie-in)