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Helen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter best known for creating the fictional character Bridget Jones. The books Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason were published in 40 countries across the globe, selling over 15 million copies.

Bridget Jones’s Diary attained further success, as it was named as one of the ten novels that best defined the 20th century.

Helen was named the 29th most influential person in British culture in a poll conducted for the BBC IN 2004.

She has two children and lives in London and Los Angeles.

More about Helen Fielding

Born: 1958

Non Series
  • Cause Celeb (1994)
  • Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (2003)
Bridget Jones Books
  1. Bridget Jones's Diary (1998)
  2. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999)
  3. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (2013)
  4. Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries (2016)
  5. The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton (2013)
  6. Bridget Jones Guide to Life (2001)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Cause Celeb

Trapped in the world of publishing and fed up with her hotshot TV personality boyfriend, Rosie Richardson, in her twenties, gives up the glamorous life in London to work at a refugee camp in Africa.

But famine strikes creating an influx of refugees which makes officials to drag their feet as the camp is on the brink of being overwhelmed. Determined to make a difference, Rosie flies back to London to rally celebrities for an emergency appeal in the humorous, thought-provoking debut novel by Helen Fielding.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 1994
ISBN: 978-0142000229
Publisher: Penguin Books
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

Gone to Miami for a face cream launch, Olivia Joules notices the dazzling Pierre Ferramo from across a room. Breathtaking, charismatic and with immense wealth, Ferramo seems too good to be true.

But what if the exotic wines, beautiful yachts and stunning models are all a disguise and that Ferramo is actually a terrorist hell-bent on destruction?

From Miami to Los Angeles, from the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean to the deserts of Arabia, the thriller is about Olivia Joules and her journeys against the forces of terror.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0330432740
Publisher: Picador

Bridget Jones Books

Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones, a 30-something Singleton, is convinced that everything would be so much easier if only she stopped smoking, lost seven pounds and developed her inner poise.

In a disastrous quest for self-improvement, Bridget resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, go to the gym thrice a week, form a symbiotic relationship with a responsible adult, and of course learn how to program the VCR.

Over the course of a year, she will lose a total of 72 pounds, only to gain a total of 74. Through it all, Bridget nonetheless remains optimistic, and will certainly leave you in stitches with her chaotic, relatable life.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-0140280098
Publisher: Penguin Books
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones suspects that her boyfriend, Mark Darcy, is falling for Rebecca- a young, vibrant, rich solicitor who he works in the same firm.

A sequel of the renowned Bridget Jones's Diary, the comic novel takes us from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the shores of Thailand, as Bridget searches for The Truth in spite of pitifully primitive men, ludicrous dating theories and Smug Married advice.

The thrilling adventure in Southeast Asia is certainly not without planted drugs and Madonna songs.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Director: Beeban Kidron
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, James Faulkner, Celia Imrie, Dominic McHale, Colin Firth
Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-0140298475
Publisher: Penguin Books
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Fourteen years after marrying Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones faces the new challenge of single parenting following the death of her husband. Widowed at 51 and with two sons, she takes on the murky waters of online dating, staggeringly morphing dress sizes and complex remote controls; albeit still with the same irrepressible and adorable soul.

As she navigates the new world of twitter followers, cross-generational sex and discovering new, hilarious ways of embarrassing herself, Bridget learns that life is not over when you start needing reading glasses.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0345806345
Publisher: Vintage
Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries

A singleton concerned about her ticking biological clock, Bridget Jones unexpectedly discovers that she is pregnant. Although filled with joy, she finds herself in an awkwardly hilarious and terribly precarious position, unsure who among her ex-boyfriends is the father.

Could it be Mark Darcy: the honorable, decent human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: the charming, inveterate flirt with a reputation for being a ladies’ man?

The humorously captivating book revolves around romance, maternal bliss, childbirth classes and the eventual childbirth chaos.

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries
Director: Sharon Maguire
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips
Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0525433880
Publisher: Vintage
The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton

In The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton, Helen Fielding brings together Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Edge of Reason. As Bridget navigates through the social minefield of her thirties, she faces the eternal dilemma of choosing between Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy; all the while supported by four indispensable friends: Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay.

An urban satire on modern relationships with a tragic insight into the fall of the nuclear family, the book sees two diaries merged into one unforgettable experience.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1447243021
Publisher: Picador
Bridget Jones Guide to Life

In this practical handbook, Helen Fielding delves into the life of Bridget Jones; a singleton in her thirties on a permanent yet doomed quest for self-improvement.

It offers a way into the perfect art of cooking, spiritual and romantic nirvana, some knowledge of Feng Shui, what men think they want and creating a fragrant home.

Using her immense experience, Bridget will help get your life in order, help get your home in order, or she will at the very least help you place a take-out order.

Author: Helen Fielding
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0142000212
Publisher: Penguin Books