Jones has big pants to fill

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

FANS of big pants – she’s back.

Au­thor He­len Field­ing has an­nounced that Brid­get Jones will be back for a third ad­ven­ture in a new novel to be pub­lished in Novem­ber.

The neu­rotic di­arist who lis­tened to sad rock in her py­ja­mas, strug­gled daily with calo­ries, booze and cigs and yet still man­aged to land Mr Darcy was a sex­ual hero for women around the world.

The new book will be set in Lon­don and fol­low Jones ‘‘in a later stage of her life’’.

‘‘My life has moved on, and Brid­get’s will move on, too,’’ Field­ing said.

‘‘I hope peo­ple will have as much fun read­ing it, as I am writ­ing it.’’

Brid­get Jones’s Di­ary came out in 1996, and was fol­lowed by a se­quel, Brid­get Jones: The Edge of Rea­son, in 1999. The two nov­els sold more than 15 mil­lion copies, were pub­lished in 40 coun­tries and adapted into films star­ring Re­nee Zell­weger.

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