The cover jacket for this autumn's Bridget Jones sequel has been revealed today, after a Facebook campaign to empty a virtual bottle of wine.
Over 100,000 fans tuned in to 'like' the Facebook page for Bridget Jones: Mad about The Boy, with each 'like' emptying the bottle of Bridget's go-t0 beverage. When it was finished completely, the book cover was revealed as this:
The new title from Helen Fielding's massively popular diary series comes out this October and sees the return of everyone's favourite chain-smoking heroine as she faces a modern world rife with hazards such as drunken texting, skinny jeans and social media typos.
Published 14 years after the last sequel (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), Mad About The Boy will focus on "a totally new phase in Bridget’s life."
She's older obviously and still keeping a diary, but whether or not giant pants and the ever-gorgeous Mark Darcy still feature remains to be seen - let alone Daniel Cleaver and the colourful likes of Uncle Geoffrey and Una Alconbury.
This is an extract released in May:
Wednesday 24 October 2012
11.27 p.m. 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 11.30p.m. 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
ABOVE: Author Helen Fielding
Helen Fielding’s first book, Bridget Jones’s Diary, was an international bestseller on publication in 1996 and sold over 15 million copies, along with the sequel.
It was made into a hit film starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth (and a particularly memorable - read, rather endearing - street fight scene).
Both the book and the film came to define certain aspects of 90s pop culture, with Bridget heralded for being a different kind of ditzy female lead, one that all women could relate to.
Random House promises the latest instalment in Bridget Jones' life will be "a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman."
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