Bridget Jones set to return in third novel next year
LONDON (AFP) - The accident-prone British thirty-something Bridget Jones is to return in a third novel next year, her creator Helen Fielding announced on Friday.
Ms Fielding's first two books about Jones, written in the form of diaries chronicling the heroine's failed efforts to find love, lose weight and quit smoking, have sold more than 15 million copies.
They were adapted into two hit movies in 2001 and 2004, starring United States (US) actress Renee Zellweger as Bridget opposite Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as her rival lovers.
"The new novel is set in present-day London, with an entirely new scenario for Bridget," said Ms Fielding.