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Third Bridget Jones Book Gets a Release Date

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding - Photo Courtesy of Knopf

Helen Fielding’s written a new Bridget Jones book and promises this third novel of the series will cover a new phase in the popular character’s life. “My life has moved on,” says Fielding, “and Bridget’s will move on, too.”
 
Set in the present day in London, we’ll be catching up with Bridget at a later stage in her life. Fans can expect to see the new Bridget Jones book on sale this November. Alfred A Knopf will be publishing the book in the US and has ordered a 250,000 copy first printing.
 
“Few writers can rival Helen Fielding when it comes to fully capturing the modern woman,” said Sonny Mehta, Knopf Chairman and Editor in Chief. “Her writing is both funny and heartfelt, and her observations about life are piercing and mordantly rendered. I have been waiting a long time to see what’s next for Bridget Jones, and I am beyond thrilled that she’s back.”
 
“I hope people will have as much fun reading it, as I am writing it,” said Fielding.
 
Fielding will be appearing at the June 1 BookExpo America in New York in support of the book’s end-of-the-year release.
 
The first book, Bridget Jones’s Diary, was published in 1996 with Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason following in 1999. The two books have sold over 15 million copies and have made the jump to the big screen with two films starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
 
Source: Knopf
 

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