Helen Fielding's novel "Bridget Jones's Diary" evolved from a column in which of these newspapers?
"Bridget Jones's Diary" is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships.
This novel evolved from Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones's Diary" columns in "The Independent" and "The Daily Telegraph". Fielding devised the novel with the help of Independent journalist Charles Leadbeater; it is roughly based on Jane Austen's 1813 novel "Pride and Prejudice". As a columnist, Fielding often lampooned society's obsession with women's magazines such as "Cosmopolitan" and criticised wider societal trends in Britain at the time.
"The Independent" is a British online newspaper. It was established in 1986 as a national morning printed paper. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition.