Speaking Of Spoilers, A Big One About The Next Bridget Jones’ Book Has Leaked

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2013 - 3:30 pm

And because the book isn’t out yet, though the spoiler-ific excerpt is, I will adhere to my own rules about spoilers and keep this one out of the headline and the pre-jump post introduction! (Though other news outlets aren’t being so courteous.) Click on if you want to know what Bridget is crying about in her diary in Helen Fielding’s upcoming third book in the popular series…

MR. DARCY IS DEAD. D. E. A. D. Dead. Last seen in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason as Bridget’s soon-to-be husband, Mr. Darcy is now six feet under in Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, in which our fag-smoking, karaoke-belting heroine is a 51-year-old mother of two and a widow. This revelation came to light on Sunday, when a excerpt from the book was printed in The Sunday Times of London, and the text within made no secret of the fact that Bridget is now flying solo. No details were revealed about the circumstances poor Mark Darcy’s death, but I’m guessing his cause of death was “insufferable surliness.” That’s just a theory though. [NY Times]