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16: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Helen Fielding:

London: Picador, 1996

8vo, first edition ("1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2" on imprint page), original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, dust-jacket, price-clipped dust-jacket

A year in the life of the thirty-something heroine, tracing her daily intake of calories, cigarettes, alcohol, and love. Whimsical, accurate and memorable, the book created a sensation, and Bridget Jones became a symbol of contemporary womanhood: independent but not entirely confident, wryly self-observant, and deeply loveable. But will she find the right man?

Winner 1998 British Book of the Year. The 2001 film Bridget Jones’s Diary, screenplay by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies and Richard Curtis, directed by Sharon Maguire, starred Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Annotated on 110 pages. Approximately 1700 words.

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