<Embed>
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Bridget Jones's Diary: A ... has been added to your Basket
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel Paperback – 20 Jun 1997

4.3 out of 5 stars 231 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Bridget Jones Series

See all 73 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover
£15.93
Paperback, 20 Jun 1997
£7.99
£1.80 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions


  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel
  • +
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • +
  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones's Diary)
Total price: £20.66
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Trade Paperback edition (20 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780330332774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330332774
  • ASIN: 0330332775
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 231 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and "Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way)." In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution--the quest for the right man. Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss. But who would be without their e-mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt? The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent.

At the beginning of Helen Fielding's exceptionally funny second novel, the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise. Bridget will, for instance, "get up straight away when wake up in mornings." Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into--a suburban fest full of "Smug Marrieds" professing concern for her and her fellow "Singletons"--she'll have made a good start. As far as she's concerned, "We wouldn't rush up to them and roar, 'How's your marriage going? Still having sex?'"

This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety (at work and at play, though less often in bed) and living through other people's "emotional fuckwittage." Her twin-set-wearing suburban mother, for instance, suddenly becomes a chat-show hostess and unrepentant adulteress, while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like "a tragic freak." Bridget Jones's Diary began as a column in the London Independent and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes. In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle, Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair, self-doubt, and obsession, and also satirizes everything from self-help books (they don't sound half as sensible to Bridget when she's sober) to feng shui, Cosmopolitan-style. She is the Nancy Mitford of the 1990s, and it's impossible not to root for her endearing heroine. On the other hand, one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come. --Kerry Fried

Review

'Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius' Nick Hornby

'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully . . . Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching' Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph

'The best, the original, the seminal' Mail on Sunday

'A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh' Salman Rushdie

'Effortlessly addictive . . . [Bridget Jones's] hilarious diary presents a perfect zeitgeist of single female woes' Sunday Express

‘Wild comedy . . . observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book’ Sunday Times

‘A brilliant evocation of life as a single girl in a certain time . . . reads like Anita Loos out of Jane Austen, and any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship or indeed a mother will read it and roar’ The Times

'Bridget Jones's Diary rings with the unmistakable tone of something that is true to the marrow. It defines what it describes' Nicola Shulman, Times Literary Supplement

See all Product description

231 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

By customer groups & interests
Games
4.2
Children's Books
4.1
Literary Fiction
4.2
See more

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

2 December 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
18 August 2012
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
17 March 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
12 June 2011
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
31 March 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
25 July 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
11 December 2016
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
17 February 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?