IN THE NEWS.
Spoiler alert for Bridget Jones fans, and tissues at the ready -
Mark Darcy is dead and the world's most famous singleton has become
a widow. The shock revelation came as extracts of writer Helen
Fielding's latest Bridget Jones's Diary, Mad About The Boy,
were published in the Sunday Times Magazine. Fifteen years after the
last novel in the saga, it turns out unlucky-in-love Bridget married
Darcy and gave him two children - only for Fielding to kill the awkward
yet successful barrister off. After hearing from her last in 1999 with
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, readers will now find Bridget as a
51-year-old widow obsessed with wrinkles. Fans will have to wait until
about Mad About The Boy is published on October 10.