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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.

Reviews

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

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

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

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099584438

    April 1, 2014

    Vintage

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780224098090

    October 15, 2013

    Jonathan Cape

    400 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780224098106

    October 10, 2013

    Jonathan Cape

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Book

    9781846573828

    October 15, 2013

    Audiobooks

    RRP $42.99

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  • EBook

    9781448163984

    October 10, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    400 pages

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