As Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but just not quite as intended. It's a pregnancy full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice from Drunken Singletons and Smug Mothers, chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair - but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question - 'who's the father?'.
Bridget Jones's Diary 3 book gets UK autumn release date
I didn't know when I grabbed this at an airport, that it would prove to be the catalyst for the entire chick-lit genre (or so I've read). It was pure fun, smartly written, absent of what usually irks me about books of its type. The same can't be said for the sequel, unfortunately...
"Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" by Helen Fielding (the second in the Bridget Jones series). Tipped in the article: "5 books you should read in a big city - or if you want to dream yourself away" from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.