'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' set for October release

May 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding has announced "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" will be published in October.

The contemporary relationship-themed novel's title and month of release were revealed on Tuesday's edition of the "Today" show in New York.

The theme of the book? "Do not text when drunk."

"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 11.30 p.m. to find a postbox," UsMagazine.com said an excerpt of the new London-set book reads. "A text is gone at the brush of a fingertip, like a nuclear bomb or Exocet missile."

The first book in the wildly popular series, "Bridget Jones' Diary," was released in 1996 and its sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," in 1999. The novels were adapted for the big screen as two movies starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

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