28.12.16

BOOK REVIEW: Bridget Jones's Baby by Helen Fielding

8.45pm Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark and Daniel, just not with 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?
9:45pm 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. culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones- global phenomenon and the world's favourite singleton- is back with a bump.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages: 216

I actually saw the film before I read the book and I can report that both are fantastic. They are slightly different too, in the film Daniel Cleaver is not one of the possible fathers so it was particularly lovely to have him back in the book, arguing again with
Mark Darcey.
Bridget is older but not necessarily wiser in this book. She has sex with both Mark and Daniel using dolphin-friendly eco condoms so now she's expecting a baby but does not know who the father is. She ends up telling them both in the hope that one of them will stand up to the plate but as usual Bridget is left in a bit of a mess as things don't go to plan.
Funny, poignant and hugely enjoyable, Bridget Jones's Baby is a fantastic book from Helen Fielding, she certainly hasn't lost her touch.

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