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Bridget Jones Is Back – Will You Read the New Book?

Bridget Jones Is Back: Helen Fielding to Release New Novel in November

Originally posted 02/05/2013 12:30PM

Bridget's back – and better than ever?

It's been 14 years since readers last heard from frumpy, lovelorn, calorie-counting Bridget Jones, memorably played on film by Renée Zellweger.

Now author Helen Fielding is readying a brand-new Jones novel, but don't expect her lovable protagonist to be exactly the same this time around.

According to a press release about the book obtained by the New York Times, the book will take place in present day London and "represents a totally new phase in Bridget's life."

Considered by some to be a possible Fielding alter-ego, the author explains: "My life has moved on and Bridget's will move on, too."

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Is Bridget Jones Having a Baby?

Is Bridget Jones Having a Baby?

Originally posted 04/28/2011 12:20PM

Bridget Jones fans, take heart: The plucky, hilarious heroine is poised to make her return.

The wine-guzzling, weight-checking, big undies-sporting star of the 1996 smash novel Bridget Jones's Diary and its 1999 sequel – both brought to life on film by Renée Zellweger – is "just turning 40," says author Helen Fielding, who is currently writing the third book in the series.

"Bridget is struggling with baby issues – that sort of baby panic," Fielding tells PEOPLE. "It's going to be talking about babies and life and really the theme of it is expectation: the way life never turns out quite the way you expect."

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Renée Zellweger to Pack It On Again for Bridget Jones

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Renée Zellweger to Pack It On Again for Bridget Jones

Originally posted 07/15/2009 06:30AM

Haul out the biscuits and gravy, crispy duck, Snickers, milk shakes, pizza and butter-soaked potatoes – Renée Zellweger's very special diet to get in shape to play Bridget Jones, because the Oscar winner is prepping to play the full-figured singleton once again.

Zellweger, 40, is expected to start filming at the end of this year what will be the third installment about the love-starved British publishing executive, Variety reports.

This time, the story will likely focus on 40-ish Bridget's desire to have a baby before time runs out, as based on author Helen Fielding's weekly newspaper columns for Britain's The Independent, says the showbiz trade publication.

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Movie Pirates Hot After Renée's Reason? | Renee Zellweger

Movie Pirates Hot After Renée's Reason?

Originally posted 09/02/2004 02:00PM

Wanted: A perfect copy of Edge of Reason, the Bridget Jones movie sequel starring Renée Zellweger.

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