A third Bridget Jones book is on the way
Yesterday morning, author of bestselling Bridget Jones books Helen Fielding announced that she was in the midst of penning a third novel about everyone’s favourite bumbling British singleton, Bridget Jones. To be released in spring of next year, this book will form the first time in 13 years since Bridget’s escapades embellished the pages of a novel: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was released in 1999, with the original Bridget Jones’s Diary being released in 1996.
Rather than revisiting the same period in Bridget’s life, Fielding has said that the new novel will be set in present-day London. In what can only be termed an apt development in light of the more modern setting, Fielding has also announced that Bridget will be opening a Twitter account. Judging by other comments made by the author, the technological developments of the past ten years and their impact on the way that people interact will also become sources of comedic dalliances. We can’t wait to see the neuroses spurred by online methods of communication agonisingly trawled through and unpicked by Bridget—something our online age will undoubtedly be able to identify with.
The books have so far sold over 15 million copies worldwide, undoubtedly assisted by the film adaptations released in 2001 and 2004. A third film entitled Bridget Jones’s Baby and a Bridget Jones musical are also in the works.