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Times may have changed, but Brid­get Jones hasn’t. In the third ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated in­stal­ment of her diaries, we find her older, though not wiser.

Now 51, with two chil­dren, Brid­get’s pri­or­i­ties should have shifted, and yet the ob­ses­sion with calo­ries and weight re­main. There’s also a new fas­ci­na­tion in the form of so­cial me­dia, from Twit­ter to tex­ting.

In Mad About The Boy the smug mar­rieds of pre­vi­ous books have been re­placed by the yummy mum­mies at the school gate in North Lon­don, all de­signer clothes, com­pet­i­tive par­ent­ing and round Have you ever won­dered why and how we breathe? What about time – does it re­ally even ex­ist?

There are so many unan­swered ques­tions in the universe, the most in­ter­est­ing gen­er­ally be­ing those closer to home.

Here, Mar­cus Chown, the best-sell­ing au­thor of We Need To Talk About Kelvin,

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