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"Went for a picnic in Hyde Park. Bridget was so excited to see the great Colin Firth statue, she almost had a stroke..."
on 8 December 2013
"...But she couldn't quite reach."
Says it all really...
Nigh impossible to dislike, a quick jolly but darkly humoured dual-diary from 80-something care home residents, as dissimilar from each other as it is possible to be.
An occasional parody of the recent third Bridget Jones book (wrinkletons, calorie counting, a few plot similarities) it works very well in its own right.
Joan is sensible, smart, and sick of Bridget, who keeps interrupting her in the middle of her 25,000 piece Serial Killer jigsaw. Bridget is flighty, flirty, dirty and dotty.
These are their misadventures together. Through day trips, hospital trips, shopping trips and the world of speed dating and texting.
I smiled throughout. The juxtaposed diary sections, with Joan's wry voice showing exactly what happened each day and Bridget's flights of fancy and excess very, very funny and enjoyable. Some great one-liners all the way through, and a lovely ending - just as it should be.
Go on, it's not a Bridget book - more a manual for how to grow old disgracefully... We all need some pointers...