Singletons of the world, our goddess is returning.
It has been announced that Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy will be published on October 10 and will see Bridget dabbling her way through the modern world and the minefield of internet dating. An extract from the upcoming novel will resonate with many single women today (me included):
Wednesday 24 October 2012
11.27 pm 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 11.30pm 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
Now as a fan of Ms Jones and her trials and tribulations and can’t wait to see what has happened to her in the 14 years (!!!) since The Edge of Reason was published here in the UK, I do not like the idea of her having to dabble in the modern dating world, because that leads me to the question “What has happened to Mark??”
There has been previous speculation that any new books would have featured Bridget moving from the wine fuelled world of the singleton to the pitfalls of being a mum as the author Helen Fielding is now a mum of two.
So whether Bridget is now a smug married with her own Mr Darcy, or still trying to find her happy ever after with the help of Twitter, internet dating will remain to be seen. However when asked the identity of the Boy that Ms Jones is mad about, Fielding merely raised an eyebrow and said nothing.
However, one dark cloud is that there is still no guarantee that this third book will definitely lead to a third film in the franchise. Head of Working Title Eric Fellner has said that “We’ll only do it if we can crack it creatively, so maybe we will, maybe we won’t.” So although we have a definite book, it is still be seen whether we will be seeing Renee Zellweger reprise her role as Bridget for a new movie.
Bridget Jones:Mad About The Boy will be published October 10 2013 by Jonathan Cape.