It’s been a long while since we’ve had a new Bridget Jones book to sink our teeth into but ladies, the wait is almost over.
It’s been revealed that Helen Fielding will be publishing the third book in the Bridget Jones series this October, after a 14 year break. The follow-on to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, will be called Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy – does this suggest a life of married bliss for Bridget and her Mr Darcy? Surely things aren’t going to run quite that smoothly?
When author, Helen Fielding was asked exactly which boy the thirty-something was mad about in her impending novel, she merely raised one eyebrow and said: ‘Bridget’s life has moved on.’
Make of this what you will – could it be that Bridget is now mother to a mini Mark Darcy, and it’s this little boy she’s crazy for? Or maybe the fairytale was too good to be true and she’s back with love rat Daniel Cleaver?
Publishers Jonathan Cape have divulged a little information about the upcoming book saying that Bridget is older and is still keeping a diary but is also spending more time texting and using social media.
An excerpt released from the upcoming book suggests Bridget has uncovered a whole host of new pitfalls associated with Tweeting, texting and Facebook-ing.
“Wednesday 24 October 2012 11.27 p.m. Just presss d SEND. Iss fineisn’t it?
– You see, this is the trouble with the modern world. If it was the days of letter-writing, I would never even have started to find his address, a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, a stamp, and gone outside at 11.30p.m. to find a postbox. A text is gone at the brush of a fingertip, like a nuclear bomb or exocet missile.
– DATING RULE NO:1
DO NOT TEXT WHEN DRUNK”
And can we expect a new movie on its way with Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant as the stars? Despite Colin Firth recently telling the Chicago Sun Times that ‘there might be a bit of a long wait’, the very latest reports suggest that he, Renee and Hugh have all signed on for movie number three, the rights of which have been acquired by British Film company, Working Title.
We wonder how Renee’s going to feel about putting all that weight back on for Mad About the Boy – a skinny Bridget just wouldn’t sit right with us!
We look forward to hearing more about the movie as it happens, but for now Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, is going straight to the top of our Christmas list!
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is out 10th October, 2013.