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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099584438
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99
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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy




A new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?

Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?

Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day?

Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'.

The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099584438
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is the author of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, and was part of the screenwriting team on the associated movies. Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries is her sixth novel. She has two children and lives in London and Los Angeles.

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Praise for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

“Bridget's back and it's v.v. good... I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved'”

Daily Mail

“Sharp and humorous...snappily written, observationally astute...genuinely moving”

New York Times Book Review

“A fun fast-paces, entertaining ride...I devoured the book in two days”

Cosmopolitan

“Laugh out loud funny”

Financial Times

“Bridget is a bit older, no wiser and still funny.”

Katy Guest, Independent on Sunday

“An inviting comfort blanket for those many readers who loved Bridget before, who have grown up with her and are intrigued to find out what became of her. And its preoccupations, at heart, are middle-aged, just like our heroine. It’s reassuring to find that Bridget, in common with many of her original readers, may look older but hasn’t really changed.”

Isabel Berwick, Financial Times

“Fielding is entertaining and insightful, her timing immaculate.”

Nicola Shulman, Mail on Sunday

“Sharp and humorous … snappily written, observationally astute and at times genuinely moving … Fielding has somehow pulled off the neat trick of holding to her initial premise—single woman looks for romance—while allowing her heroine to grow up and into someone funnier and more interesting than she was before.”

Sarah Lyall, New York Times Book Review

“Bridget is still lovable and seeing a more mature version of the heroine coping with motherhood and bereavement is really quite moving.”

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

“Bridget is a bit older, no wiser and still funny.”

Katy Guest, Independent on Sunday

“The third instalment, like Bridget herself is a lot more grown up, has some valuable lessons about life, loss and love - but is still great fun. VV Good.”

Best

“I read the book. I loved it. I loved her. She's smart, she's funny and she makes us all feel like we're good just the way we are.”

Jenna Bush Hager, NBC Today Show

“The third instalment, like Bridget herself is a lot more grown up, has some valuable lessons about life, loss and love - but is still great fun. VV Good.”

Best

“Sweet, clever and funny.”

Helen Rogan, People

“Bridget is still lovable and seeing a more mature version of the heroine coping with motherhood and bereavement is really quite moving.”

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

“She’s our Bridget in other words, all over again – but just a couple of decades removed.”

Nadine O’Regan, Sunday Business Post

“I read the book. I loved it. I loved her. She's smart, she's funny and she makes us all feel like we're good just the way we are.”

Jenna Bush Hager, NBC Today Show

“Bridget’s bittersweet days with Mabel and Billy focus an unaffected – and unexpected – tenderness … A new chapter in the fairy tale can begin.”

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

“Laugh out loud funny… an inviting comfort blanket of a book for those many readers who loved Bridget before, who have grown up with her, and who are intrigued to find out what became of her.”

Isabel Berwick, Financial Times

“In this third installment of the diaries, our hapless heroine continues to agonise over the tribulations of modern life large and small, from single parenthood and dating in the age of social media to the perils of the skinny jean.”

Justine Jordan, Guardian

“Fielding’s comedic talent remains undimmed.”

Nicola Shulman, Mail on Sunday

“There is poignancy as well as humour.”

Eleanor Mills, Sunday Times

“Laugh out loud funny… an inviting comfort blanket of a book for those many readers who loved Bridget before, who have grown up with her, and who are intrigued to find out what became of her.”

Isabel Berwick, Financial Times

“In this third installment of the diaries, our hapless heroine continues to agonise over the tribulations of modern life large and small, from single parenthood and dating in the age of social media to the perils of the skinny jean.”

Justine Jordan, Guardian

“Fielding’s comedic talent remains undimmed.”

Nicola Shulman, Mail on Sunday

“There is poignancy as well as humour.”

Eleanor Mills, Sunday Times

“We are back to the old Bridget Jones in all her life-affirming glory.”

Caroline Jowett, Daily Express

“Feels like visiting with your funniest friend”

Jessica Shaw, Entertainment Weekly

“What remains unchanged – and addictive – is its diary format.”

The Lady

“Life may have changed dramatically for Bridget, but you can still prepare to laugh and cry at Helen Fielding’s latest novel.”

No 1 Magazine

“Fans of the original books have not been, and will not be, disappointed.”

Chris White, fiction buyer for Waterstones, UK Press Syndication

“Tender, touching and often hilarious – a welcome return.”

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

“Bridget is as hopeless, loveable and funny as ever.”

Stylist

“An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is the triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.”

UK Press Syndication

“Laugh-out-loud funny, as well as punctuated by moments of genuine sadness, which are proportionately balanced throughout the story.”

Louise Denyer, Suffolk Magazine

“Tender, touching and often hilarious – a welcome return.”

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

“Bridget is as hopeless, loveable and funny as ever.”

Stylist

“An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is the triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.”

UK Press Syndication

“Laugh-out-loud funny, as well as punctuated by moments of genuine sadness, which are proportionately balanced throughout the story.”

Louise Denyer, Suffolk Magazine

“Timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious”

UK Press Syndication

“Hilariously written”

Emma Lawton, University of Nottingham Impact

“This book is an innocent pleasure, and made me laugh a lot”

Naomi James, Church Times


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