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Helen Fielding Is Next Today Book Club Pick

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NBC’s Today show will feature Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding as the second pick for its Today Book Club. This will include both televised and Google Hangout appearances by the author of the beloved Bridget Jones series.

Even though the book won’t come out until October 15, you can follow this link to watch the first Today show interview with Fielding. Here’s an excerpt, with the author talking about her new book:

Well, I dared to make her in her 50s. I thought, you know what, when I wrote the first Bridget, the idea of this 30-something single woman was still a spinster going to end up dying alone and being eaten by a dog and I thought the same thing is going on with the 50-something woman. She has a tight perm and a shopping bag. She’s past her sell by date. All the stereotypes aren’t reflecting what’s really happening. Women are what used to be called middle aged and still have it going on.

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War & Peace to be Adapted as Six-Part TV Series

9780143039990HThe Weinstein Company, Look Out Point, and BBC Worldwide will collaborate to produce a six-part television adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, War & Peace.

Follow this link to download a free copy of the book.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies will write the script. In the past, Davies has adapted several books including Michael Dobbs’ House Of Cards (the UK TV series), Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice (the 1995 mini-series), and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary.

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New Bridget Jones Title Revealed

Helen Fielding has revealed more details about her next Bridget Jones book, called Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.

Alfred A. Knopf will publish the book on October 15, Fielding’s first Jones book since 1999. The first two novels have sold over 15 million copies. Here’s more from the release:

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy represents a totally new phase in Bridget’s life, as Fielding has indicated when she said “Bridget’s life has moved on.” But, the question is, just how much? Here is what we can share: the novel is set in present-day London; Bridget is older; she is still keeping a diary, but she is also immersed in texting and experimenting with social media, with an accent on “social.”

Bridget Jones To Return in November

Helen Fielding will publish a new book featuring her beloved heroine, Bridget Jones. Alfred A. Knopf plans a first printing of 250,000 copies for the November publication.

Set in London, the new book will show Jones at “a later stage in her life.” Fielding explained: “My life has moved on … and Bridget’s will move on, too … I hope people will have as much fun reading it, as I am writing it.”

Fielding has sold more than 15 million copies of Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999). The novelist will be a featured speaker at BEA this year during a breakfast on June 1st.

Bridget Jones to Return in New Helen Fielding Novel

Author Helen Fielding will publish a third Bridget Jones novel. The book is scheduled for release in fall 2013.

Shelf Life reports that fans can also look forward to a Bridget Jones musical and a third Bridget Jones film called Bridget Jones’s Baby. It has been confirmed that lead cast members Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth will return for this movie. Fielding will be involved with both adaptation projects.

The Guardian had a quote from Fielding about the new book: ”She’s still trying to give up [drinking and smoking], she’s still on a diet. She’s trying a bit harder, and is a bit more successful, but she’s never really going to change.”