Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

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At the close of the last millennium, Helen Fielding debuted the irrepressible (and blockbuster-bestselling) Bridget Jones. Now, Fielding gives us a sensational new heroine for a new era . . . Move over 007, a stunning, sexy-and decidedly female-new player has entered the world of international espionage. Her name is Olivia Joules (that’s "J.O.U.L.E.S. the unit of kinetic energy") and she's ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination.

How could a girl not be drawn to the alluring, powerful Pierre Ferramo-he of the hooded eyes, impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth, exotic international homes, and dubious French accent? Could Ferramo really be a major terrorist bent on the Western world’s destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts, and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia Joules’s overactive imagination?

Join Olivia in her heart-stopping, hilarious, nerve-frazzling quest from hip hotel to eco-lodge to underwater cave, by light aircraft, speedboat, helicopter, and horse, in this witty, contemporary, and utterly unputdownable novel deluxe.

 

About Helen Fielding

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Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three previous novels, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Cause Celeb. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the forthcoming sequel based on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Picador.
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Considering the number of writers who've tried, and generally failed, to do plummy Bridget Jones one better, it only makes sense that Fielding should take a vacation from the genre she spawned

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Examiner

The biggest surprise in the book is when they reveal the surfer Olivia made out with is actually CIA agent Scott Rich.

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Book Reporter

Olivia Joules, the title character in Helen Fielding's latest.

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Suite 101

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, however, is not a novel to be read like Bridget Jones’s Diary or Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

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USA Today

"Inappropriate" is the kindest word to describe Helen Fielding's novel Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Some praise her for branching out of the more standard chick-lit genre she helped launch with Bridget Jones to create the kicky, modern spy-girl, Olivia (or, as the Los Angeles Times calls her, "Janey Bond").

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