Helen Fielding, hang your head in shame. Before it was noticed that 40 pages of Sir David Jason’s Autobiography, “My Life” had accidently been placed in first editions of the latest tale of Bridget Jones and her life’s ups and downs, several online reviews had already been published with readers enthralled by the random change of pace.
“One second Bridget is wondering what to do after another career disaster.” wrote ‘catlover74’ on Amazon’s reviews. “The next, she’s jumped to working on a TV show in Doncaster and feeling the stress of working on a sitcom with a master of the genre. Clearly these chapters are written in the ‘mind’s eye’ of Bridget and show her true desires to throw off the work-a-day world in London and settle into a quieter life ‘oop north’.”
Other reviewers were more scathing of the error, though still oblivious to its occurrence. In her review, ‘gsohlady’ pulled no punches. “Helen Fielding has totally lost the plot.” She began, “I settled down with a glass of Pinot and hoped for a few hours of romantic mishaps, embarrassing moments and big knickers. Instead I’m treated to Bridget musing on the challenges of playing an aged detective and solving murders week-in, week-out. This clearly isn’t something that she’d do and ruined the entire middle of the book for me. Shame on you Miss Fielding!”
Though Ms Fielding could not be reached for comment, her publishers made the following statement at a press conference this morning. “Helen is deeply saddened by the publishing errors in first editions of ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’. She was hoping with this new book that everyone could feel the elation she did as she captured the 5000 and 10000 metres Olympic Titles in London last year, looking up moments after crossing the finishing line and seeing the entire crowd elated for the success. Oh bugger, we appear to have mixed the remainder of our statement with Mo Farah’s autobiography, people are going to wonder how he finished the races after eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and watching An Officer and a Gentleman on repeat for six hours.”
Readers fail to notice addition of David Jason’s Memoirs to latest Bridget Jones
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Helen Fielding, hang your head in shame. Before it was noticed that 40 pages of Sir David Jason’s Autobiography, “My Life” had accidently been placed in first editions of the latest tale of Bridget Jones and her life’s ups and downs, several online reviews had already been published with readers enthralled by the random change of pace.Posted 6 months ago #
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