About the Book: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy The hotly anticipated new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridgets life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email cc, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman. About the Author: Helen Fielding Helen Fielding studied English at St Anne s C ollege, Oxford and worked at the BBC as writer, researcher and producer. She then began writing for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, which first published the anonymous column that became the novel Bridget Jones s Diary. Along with its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been adapted into two extremely successful films.