Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby

The Diaries

By  Helen Fielding

** The funniest book of the year **
** The new Bridget Jones novel **

** The funniest book of the year **
** The new Bridget Jones novel **

8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time.

Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit?

9.45 P.M. It’s like they’re two halves of the perfect man, who’ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it’s all enacting itself in my stomach.

In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favourite Singleton – is back with a bump.

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Paperback

9781784706173

May 29, 2017

Vintage

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9781911214564

October 11, 2016

Jonathan Cape

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9781473548121

October 11, 2016

Vintage Digital

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Extract

INTRO

Dearest Billy,

I have a feeling that you’re going to find out about all this, so I thought you’d better hear how it all began, from your own mum.
These are the excerpts from my diaries and other bits and pieces from that rather confused time.
Please don’t be shocked. Hopefully you’ll be old enough by the time you read them to understand that even your parents got up to this sort of thing, and you know I’ve always been a bit naughty.
The thing is, just as there is a big gap between how people think they are supposed to be and how they actually are, there’s also a gap between how people expect their lives to turn out and how they actually do.
But if you just keep calm and keep your spirits up, things have a habit of turning out all right – just as they did for me, because having you was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Sorry about all this and everything.
Love, Mum x
(Bridget)
 

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