Bridget Jones's Baby to get book, says Helen Fielding

The new story follows Bridget's 'somewhat bumpy journey into motherhood'

Jess Denham
Friday 05 August 2016 10:41
Bridget Jones began life as a 1995 column in The Independent
Bridget Jones began life as a 1995 column in The Independent

Bridget Jones fans who prefer to read about the hapless heroine will soon be able to do so with a new book from Helen Fielding.

The author has confirmed that the print version of upcoming film Bridget Jones’s Baby will hit shelves a month later on 11 October.

Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries will tell the story of Bridget’s “somewhat bumpy journey into motherhood. “As she careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy – but just not quite as intended,” the synopsis reads. “It’s a pregnancy full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice… chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair – but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question: ‘Who’s the Father?’”

Fielding has said that “at heart, Bridget Jones is about the gap between how we all feel we’re expected to be and how we actually are; and – as Bridget discovers with her somewhat bumpy pregnancy – how we expect life to turn out and how it actually does”.

Fielding’s last book, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, came out in 2013 and saw Bridget’s husband Mark Darcy dead and her children grown up. Her debut, Bridget Jones’s Diary, began life as a column for The Independent in 1995 before being published in 1996. Together with follow-up Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, more than 15 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Bridget Jones's Baby - Official Trailer

Bridget Jones’s Baby stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey and reaches UK cinemas on 16 September.

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