Helen Fielding

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Christmas parties that never happened: the best festive revels in literature
With ‘fictional’ Christmas parties in the news, it seemed only right to pick out for Boris Johnson some other festive shindigs that were figments of the imagination

David Barnett

09, Dec, 2021 @1:01 PM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bridget Jones’s Diary at 20: a gloriously messy ode to imperfection
While elements of the hit British comedy have aged quite notably, the charm remains as strong as ever as does Renee Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated turn

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Apr, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Being Bridget Jones review – a sense of humour that came to define an era
Marking 25 years since Helen Fielding’s creation first appeared in a newspaper column, the stars of the films and many more line up to offer real insight

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Dec, 2020 @10:00 PM

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No buts: Keir Starmer did not inspire Helen Fielding's Mark Darcy
Author lays rumour to rest that her Bridget Jones character was based on the Labour leader

Helen Pidd

07, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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I can’t believe the sexism in Bridget Jones’s world, says Helen Fielding
Twenty five years on, the creator of the love-lorn, diet-crazed journalist is shocked by all the bum and boob jokes aimed at her heroine while at work – experiences based on the author’s life

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:01 AM

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My favourite film aged 12: Bridget Jones's Diary
Garrulous and inappropriate, Renée Zellweger’s heroine drove home the farce of impossible, gendered standards. I couldn’t have had a better guide for my teen years

Laura Snapes

24, Jun, 2020 @6:46 AM

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Book clinic: are there any books as clever and amusing as Bridget Jones?
Novelist Emma Jane Unsworth selects some of the best titles to get you laughing out loud

Emma Jane Unsworth

11, Apr, 2020 @5:00 PM

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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years
Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book world

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Was Mark Darcy based on Keir Starmer? Here’s the definitive answer
The clean-cut candidate for Labour-leader may suit the part of the Bridget Jones character, but is it a truth universally acknowledged?

Zoe Williams

13, Jan, 2020 @1:46 PM

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Turkey roast to turkish delight: 10 fictional feasts for Christmas
Many writers find food for thought in the holiday season, whether it is Charles Dickens’s turkey roast or CS Lewis’s turkish delight

Kate Young

23, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 parties in fiction
From Bridget Jones’s curry calamity to Vanity Fair’s historic ball, these social dramas have inspired many novelists. You are invited to enjoy 10 favourites

Elizabeth Day

02, Aug, 2017 @10:16 AM

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