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Bridget Jones Diary

by Helen Fielding

Author: Helen Fielding

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Language: English

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“Bridget Jones Diary” by Helen Fielding (1960), an English novelist and screenwriter, came into being mostly owing to author’s column in the London Independent. As the title suggests, the book is a somewhat lyric diary, relating with wit and sincerity of a young single English woman, who tries to become a self-made person. It is not only a mirror, where numerous women can recognize themselves and their anxieties - career, fashion, marriage and love affairs, but also a peculiar manual for those who enrich the ranks of belligerent feminists in their search of ideal “I”. Moreover, “Bridget Jones Diary” appears to be a useful guide for men, which helps them to find a way through the nook and cranny of a mysterious female soul.

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...12. 15. Hah. All-explained. He is in meeting with Simon from Marketing. He gave me a look when walked past. Aha. Ahahahaha. Message Pending:Message JonesIf walking past office was attempt todemonstrate presence of skirt can only saythat it has failed parlously. Skirt isindisputably absent. Is skirt off sick?CleaveMessage Pending then flashed up again immediately. MessageJonesIf skirt is indeed sick, please look into howmany days sick leave skirt has taken in previoustwelvemonth. Spasmodic nature of recentskirt attendance suggests malingeringCleave8Just sending back:Message CleaveSkirt is demonstrably neither sick norabscent. Appalled by management'sblatently sizist attitude to skirt. Obsessive interest in skirt suggestsmanagement sick rather than skirt. JonesHmm. Think will cross last bit out as contains mild accusation of sexual harassment whereas v. Much enjoying beingsexually harassed by Daniel Cleaver. Aaargh. Perpetua just walked past and started reading over shoulder. Just...

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