The world’s most prominent literary singleton Bridget Jones is now a widow bringing up two children alone, according to Mad About the Boy excerpts released Sunday.
Fifteen years after the last novel in her saga, it turns out unlucky-in-love Bridget married Mark Darcy and had two children — but author Helen Fielding has killed off the barrister and put her heroine back on the singles’ market.
The revelation came as extracts of Fielding’s latest Bridget Jones’s Diary were published in the Sunday Times Magazine.
Fielding began the series as a British newspaper column in 1995 before selling 15 million copies of the first two novels, which were made into Hollywood films starring Renee Zellweger as Bridget and Colin Firth as the aloof Darcy.
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