New 'Bridget Jones' book is due next fall(Read article summary)
Author Helen Fielding says the new book will bring Bridget to the present day and feature the protagonist tweeting.
Fielding, who is behind the two previous books, âBridget Jonesâs Diaryâ and âBridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,â said that the novel will be set in current London. While a third film is being planned, the two plots will not be related (the third movie is said to follow Bridget becoming pregnant), and the book will have Bridgetâs tweets in place of the usual entries in her diary.
â[Itâs] an entirely new scenario for Bridget,â Fielding said during an appearance on the TV show âWomenâs Hourâ. âIf people laugh as much reading it as I am while writing it, then weâll all be very happyâŚ Itâs more like ânumber of Twitter followers: 0. Still no followers. Still no followersââŚ She is still on the dietâŚ She's trying a bit harder, and is a bit more successful, but she's never really going to change.â
The new book is due next fall and will be released through the publisher Jonathan Cape.
âGreat comic writers are as rare as henâs teeth,â Jonathan Cape publisher Dan Franklin told the Telegraph. âHelen is one of a very select band who have created a character, Bridget, of whom the very thought makes you smile. Like millions of others, I canât wait to see whatâs happened to her.â