9st 4 (terrifying slide into obesity – why? why?), alcohol units 6 (excellent), cigarettes 23 (v.g.), calories 2472
9 a.m.Ugh… have spot on chin, and desire only to sit on cushion eating chocolate and watching Xmas specials.
Ten years ago, Bridget Jones exploded into being in Helen Fielding’s iconic portrayal of a single woman navigating the social minefield of friendships, relationships and career through a haze of cigarette smoke and chardonnay.
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?
Bridget Jones's Diarywas first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number-one bestseller, Helen Fielding's book has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated film series starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.