Helen Fielding

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Helen Fielding is probably best known as the name behind the much celebrated Bridget Jones’ Diary. The Bridget Jones titles have been published in 40 countries and have sold more than 15 million copies, achieving worldwide acclaim. Growing up on the outskirts of Leeds, Fielding’s father managed the local factory which made the fabric for the miners’ jackets. Fielding studied English literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford and began her working life at the BBC before working as a columnist for several national newspapers. Bridget Jones began its life as an anonymous column in The Independent, growing to three novels and two films. Her novels have defined a generation.

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