Enter Olivia Joules: fearless, dazzling, independent beauty-journalist turned master spy-a new heroine for the twenty-first century from Helen Fielding, the creator of Bridget Jones
"Recklessly cosmopolitan, jet-setting, worldly, adventurous-a 340 page romp." -The Independent"This is a girl's own adventure - with added sauce - to rattle through in one entertaining sitting. Helen Fielding is a great comic writer." -The Spectator"Very addictive…. Fielding's comic talent lies in her adorable observations.... This is quintessential Fielding." -The Observer"If Bridget Jones shaped and named a certain kind of life in the 1990s, it looks as if Olivia Joules, Helen Fielding's new heroine, may do the same for the new decade." -The Times (London) "Hurrah for Fielding! Yet again she's picked up on what's lacking in the girly train read, and whistled us up Olivia Joules: a Jane Bond heroine with a wonderfully overactive imagination…. Fielding's prose shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity. A brilliant comic writer, Fielding's talent exceeds any sociological explanation." -The Independent on Sunday"Fielding is an extremely skillful and engaging writer. The book works as a fast-paced thriller - I gulped in down in one reading. But it also has great charm and, in its shy fashion, a moral theme." -The Telegraph"The name is Joules, Olivia Joules.... Post Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding has written an action-packed thriller starring ‘a heroine for the 21st century.' The result is a book that's fast-moving and entertaining." -The Guardian -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . Racist and Bigoted
Posted September 22, 2010 by Tulipsaki , Washington, DCApparently good people are white and atheist and bad people are Arab and Muslim according to Helen Fielding in this racist book of hers. Definitely a big disappointment after Cause Celeb. Do not buy.
August 16, 2004
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Excerpt from Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
"The problem with you, Olivia, is that you have an overactive imagination."
"I don't," said Olivia Joules indignantly.
Barry Wilkinson, foreign editor of the Sunday Times, leaned back in his chair, trying to hold in his paunch, staring over his half-moon glasses at the disgruntled little figure before him, and thinking: And you're too damned cute.
"What about your story about the cloud of giant, fanged locusts pancaking down on Ethiopia, blotting out the sun?" he said.
"It was the Sudan."
Barry sighed heavily. "We sent you all the way out there and all you came up with was two grasshoppers in a polythene bag."
"But there was a locust cloud. It was just that it had flown off to Chad. They were supposed to be roosting. Anyway, I got you the story about the animals starving in the zoo."
"Olivia, it was one warthogýand he looked quite porky to me."
"Well, I would have got you an interview with the fundamentalist women and a cross amputee if you hadn't made me come back."
"The birth of Posh and Becks's new baby you were sent to cover live for BSkyB?"
"That wasn't hard news."