Bridget's back: First look at cover of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy
Bridget Jones is set to make a return. And judging by the new title of Helen Fielding's book our thirtysomething singleton still loves the boys. But not enough to put one on the cover.
The jacket design for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy has been voted for by over 117,000 fans on Facebook.
It has been 14 years since the last Bridget Jones book was released, and now we find an older Bridget who is still keeping a diary while immersing in texting and experimenting with social media as she navigates the perils of internet dating.
Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy, Bridget’s perennial suitors played by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth in the movies, will be a “presence” in the new books, Fielding has confirmed.
Speaking of the large period of time between the last Bridget Jones novel she published, Fielding, 54, said: “I sort of lost my voice with Bridget for a long time after the unexpected success when it first came out. It was very easy to write and be honest, then I got all self-conscious.”
She told Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour in December: “I found last Spring I had new stuff I wanted to say. Things that didn’t exist when I last wrote, like emails and texting. The way life is lived through Twitter. And a whole new idea for a phase of her life that I can’t jinx by describing it.”
Fielding revived Bridget for a series of columns in The Independent seven years ago. The story concluded with her having a baby boy by Daniel Cleaver, and inspired a third film with Zellweger which is due to be shot this year.
Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy will be published on 10 October 2013.
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