** The funniest book of the year **
** The new Bridget Jones novel **
‘Bridget Jones is as relevant and funny today as she has always been...’ Evening Standard
Twenty-five years after the publication of Bridget Jones’s Diary, discover the most recent escapades of Britian’s favourite singleton.
8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time.
Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit?
9.45 P.M. It’s like they’re two halves of the perfect man, who’ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it’s all enacting itself in my stomach.
In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favourite Singleton – is back with a bump.
“A gloriously funny and touching story”
“Bridget Jones is as relevant and funny today as she has always been... Daniel [Cleaver] is not only alive and shagging, he also has the best lines… Again and again he comes up with smutty one-liners that steal the show”
“Fielding’s narrative diverts from the screen version: notably that feckless Daniel Cleaver, the original “fuckwit” in Bridget’s life is, gratifyingly, very much alive and central to the plot of the novel. "VG"”
“It’s a real fun read. The jokes are great and you find yourself rooting for Bridget and praying she gets the outcome she deserves”
“Before I read this book, I wondered whether there could possibly be anything left to tell. This book is absolutely necessary. At a time when the world seems especially dark and difficult, and sometimes stacked against women, Bridget Jones’s Baby is both a longed for slice of escapism and a real inspiration”
“It’s very, very good… Fielding reminds us once again she’s queen of encapsulating the female experience… Short, pacy and perfect”
“Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius”
“A brilliant comic creation”
“How can a reader not love this woman?”
New York Times Book Review
“Bridget Jones is no mere fictional character, she's the Spirit of the Age”
“Pages devoured: 216. Embarrassing laugh-out-loud moments on public transport: numerous. Overall thoughts on latest Bridget Jones book: V.v.v. gd. Helen Fielding reminds us once again that she’s the queen of encapsulating the female experience in all its messy, funny and emotional glory… Short, pacy and perfect.”
Kate Whiting, UK Press Syndication
“There’s delight to be had in sharing her happy ending.”
Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror
“With a deft wit, Fielding lampoons 21st century life but amongst the humour there are some serious points about the way in which we judge ourselves and others…[Fielding] is certainly back to her witty best.”
“A gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and every kind of chaos.”
Gransnet, Book of the Year
“The Bridget we were all clamouring to see.”
“More than enough chuckles to keep you turning the page.”
World of Cruising, Book of the Year