Dear diary, how did you become part of our literary culture? | Moira Redmond in The Guardian. "Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) is well known to be based on the plot of Pride and Prejudice, but in fact reminds me more of The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton's 1905 classic of singleton life and problems."
Moira Redmond: From Pamela to Bridget Jones, fictional diaries enthral us. What is it that so appeals both to writers and their readers?