The cover of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
07/24/2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
What has the hapless, loveable heroine of Helen Fielding's international bestseller Bridget Jones's Diary
been up to since she took the world by storm in the 1990s?
The cover of Fielding's new novel
, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
, hints at motherhood
, though the author isn't saying.
But she does say the book, to be published on Oct. 15, is set in present-day London. Bridget, who was played by Renée Zellweger
on the big screen, hasn't kicked all of her vices (cigarettes and alcohol), and dating and dieting remain problem areas.
Now, though, there's Twitter – and her appalling lack of followers – to add to the mix.
"My life has moved on, and Bridget's will move on, too," Fielding says in a press release from her publisher. "If people laugh as much reading it as I did while writing it, then we'll all be happy."