Book Review – Bridget Jones Diary and Other Writings by Helen Fielding

I saw this book on Waterstones’ website and had to get it! I had read Bridget Jones Diary before (years ago now) so I knew the main story (plus I love the films!). I was particularly looking forward to seeing Bridget’s views on Brexit and Lockdown, and I was also interested to see some of Helen Fielding’s earlier works.

As before the book made me laugh and it was an enjoyable read. I have to say though that I do prefer the film to the book, which is a rare thing for me to say. I think that this is because the film has more things going on. Despite this the characters are great (I like the way that Bridget is down to earth and relatable. She says and does things that we all think about, but don’t always say/do!) and it was good to see in the additional parts of the book where Helen Fielding got her inspitation from for the characters.

Despite this book being written in the early 90’s, I don’t think that that matters (there are a few references in there that date it, but they aren’t key to the story!) as it documents human nature and that doesn’t change. The Brexit and Lockdown additions bring the story up to date.

Overall and enjoyable read and a book that if I have the time, I would like to re-read again!

Rated 4/5

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