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  1. December 12, 2013

    Bridget Jones

    Bridget Jones, now 51 and living in north London with her children, this year published Mad About the Boy, the long-awaited...

  2. October 10, 2013

    Third Bridget book leads ‘Super Thursday’ rush

    When Helen Fielding’s last Bridget Jones book, The Edge of Reason, was published in 1999, ebooks and internet retailers...

  1. October 10, 2013

    Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, by Helen Fielding

    Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, by Helen Fielding, Jonathan Cape, RRP£18.99, 392 pages When it was published in 1996,...

  2. December 2, 2011

    Amy Winehouse: Lioness

     Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Island) Lioness is presented as a fitting memorial to Amy Winehouse – her father...

  3. November 25, 2011

    Blasted by the sands of time

    Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

  4. January 14, 2011

    Man in the News: Colin Firth

    A king stammers; a nation holds its breath. A king starts to conquer his stammer; a world audience starts to hold back its...

  5. January 14, 2011

    Beeban Kidron talks about her career

    Some filmmakers are easy to pigeonhole. They do Sweaty-Palmed Action or Sprawling Issues or Darkly Fantastical. But some, I...

  6. November 13, 2009

    Limoux still sparkles, even without fizz

    Limoux is a surprising enclave within the Languedoc, a region known best by wine lovers for its big, beefy reds made from...

  7. October 4, 2008

    'I like to hide behind characters'

    Andrew Davies has shaped the historical and literary imagination of millions around the world, through his adaptations of...

  8. October 3, 2008

    Lunch with the FT: Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies has shaped the historical and literary imagination of millions around the world, through his adaptations of...

  9. September 6, 2008

    Flights of fantasy and a real test of faith

    From the most powerful, best financed and varied medium of culture this country (and the world) has ever known, a choice of...

  10. August 2, 2008

    TV films

    Shamelessly entertaining, the Die Hard franchise can be sampled at various times, though not chronologically, on Saturday....

  11. June 14, 2008

    "Flaubert's Parrot" Crosses The Fiction/Biography Divide, 1984

    For literature, 1984 was a very good year. Not in the 1922 league (after The Waste Land and Ulysses, nothing was the same),...

  12. June 7, 2008

    The old question

    Dear Book Doctor, My daughter is 25, has been seeing her boyfriend for three years, and is talking about marriage. I think...

  13. May 31, 2008

    It’s not as easy as ABC

    I sat with two Australian winemakers in Rowley Leigh’s Café Anglais last week cursing Bridget Jones. Phil Sexton, Steve...

  14. May 31, 2008

    It's not as easy as ABC

    Isat with two Australian winemakers in Rowley Leigh's Café Anglais last week cursing Bridget Jones. Phil Sexton, Steve...

  15. February 9, 2008

    Singular aspirations

    So, Valentine’s day looms. Restaurants will be filled with lovestruck couples. Florists will be stripped bare by the love...

  16. February 2, 2008

    Safe sex, dangerous love

    One of my most heartening recent experiences was tuning in to a series of late-night radio essays about the Roman poet...

  17. September 22, 2007

    Remedy

    Remedy by Anne Marsella Portobello Books £12.99 FT bookshop price: £10.39 Young American Remedy works in Paris for A la...

  18. June 29, 2007

    How Books Can Save Your Life

    Dear Book Doctor, I feel like I’m losing control of my life so I’m now making lists of everything. Will this work? Tom,...

  19. May 12, 2007

    TELEVISION

    That Antony Gormley: Making Spaces (Channel 4 8.00pm) is a notably well- crafted film comes as no surprise: it is directed...

  20. March 9, 2007

    Mummy’s the word

    Mummy-lit is where chick-lit goes to grow up, get married, have a child (or three) - and now there’s no time for the sex,...

  21. January 31, 2007

    Bridget Jones

    On the surface, it seems that much has changed in Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason (ITV1 9.00pm) since the original....

  22. December 6, 2006

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    When Richard Curtis chose to make his directorial debut with the Robert Altman-like Love Actually (ITV1 9.00pm), he proved...

  23. May 12, 2006

    Nev endeavour

    Among Mudlark's favourite Dutch words is buurt - so much more evocative than mere "neighbourhood". And Mudlark's buurt,...

  24. April 10, 2006

    Tory pledges on tax cuts unlikely before 2008

    The Conservatives will not make firm pledges about tax cuts or spending before 2008, unless an early general election...

  25. March 10, 2006

    Dear Economist

    Dear Economist, My new year’s resolution was to get more exercise, so I joined a gym. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve...

  26. January 6, 2006

    Forget the gym and take an exercise in enjoyment

    “I will go to gym three times a week not merely to buy sandwich,” resolves Bridget Jones in the new year resolutions that...

  27. December 24, 2005

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    TCM 3.05pm Ben-Hur Never mind the plot, just feel the spectacle. Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) meets Our Lord near His end...

  28. December 6, 2005

    Observer: Firth flush of youth

    It was the beginning of European Youth Week in Brussels yesterday and what better guest to arouse interest than British...

  29. November 19, 2005

    Puritan Pleasure - Firm your foundations

    Every December I have the same nagging thought as I down another glass of wine and scoff another canape - how am I supposed...

  30. September 7, 2005

    UIP owners to go separate ways

    Paramount and Universal Pictures are planning to break up their joint film distribution company, United International...

  31. August 12, 2005

    Bridget Jones leads charge against Confucian values

    When Kim Sam-soon burst on to South Korean television screens in June, the nation - well at least half of it - was agog. In...

  32. June 25, 2005

    The king (and queen) of creovation(TM)

    At the very end of the last century I was sitting on a train coming back from Scotland, where I had been interviewing a...

  33. May 28, 2005

    Lessons in how to love lingerie

    Hong Kong may be geographically removed from the European fashion capitals but its residents not. A Hong Kong woman will...

  34. May 25, 2005

    Moving upstage

    Gordon Brown is famously committed to trying to end poverty in Africa. But the chancellor can also spot a good media...

  35. May 16, 2005

    London in focus for big screen projects

    London is expected to feature in increasing numbers of films following the announcement of initiatives to help film-makers...

  36. April 7, 2005

    Mandy's moment

    Peter Mandelson has reportedly confessed to having Bridget Jones moments. Fortunately, Wednesday was not one of those. The...

  37. April 6, 2005

    Lex: H&M/EU textile quotas

    Peter Mandelson has reportedly confessed to having Bridget Jones moments. Fortunately, Wednesday was not one of those. The...

  38. April 5, 2005

    Hero local

    Wessex Taverns, the Newcastle-based pubs and clubs group that has gone into administration, has most of its properties in...

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