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Helen Fielding

UK flag (b.1959)

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire and now lives and works in London. Bridget Jones's Diary was her second novel following the publication of Cause Celeb in 1994. Fielding worked for the BBC for several years where she produced documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Cause Celeb combines the comic and the tragic, examining the uneasy relationship between starving people in Africa and celebrities in the West.

Genres: Romance
Bridget Jones
   1. Bridget Jones's Diary (1996)
   2. The Edge of Reason (1999)
   3. Mad About the Boy (2013)
   4. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
   Word Play (2007)
   Ox-Tales:Air (2009) (with others)
Non fiction
British Book Award Book of the Year winner (1998) : Bridget Jones's Diary
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Edge of Reason
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2014) : Mad About the Boy
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Book winner (2017) : Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries

Helen Fielding recommends
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Payday (2021)
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How To Be Famous (2018)
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Do Not Become Alarmed (2017)
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The Best Awful (2004)
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"Hilarious and original...funny, perceptive, engaging, touching...and honest (though of course it's all entirely fictional."

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