Bridget Jones: Bringing hope (and hilarious insight) into the lives of single women across the world for two decades. She made the woman in her thirties an exciting being. And she gave us a modern-day Mr Darcy and we, Janeites (worshippers of Jane Austen) across the world had more fodder to feed our fantasies than ever! (Colin Firth, you beautiful, wonderful man!)
Anywho, our favourite thirty-something-year-old heroine just turned 51 and Darcy’s been dead for five years. She’s a widow with two little kids.
Helen Fielding’s latest, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, has received mixed reviews but we loved the book! She makes 51 sound fun!
On “middle-aged” Bridget: She’s single and looking to get laid. She’s doing Bridget stuff again. Plus, struggling with technology – there’s texting, emailing, confusing remote controls and Twitter (“Whole point of Twitter is you are supposed to talk to people but there isn’t anyone to talk to. Followers 0. Feel lurching sense of shame and fear: maybe they are all Twittering to each other, and ignoring me because I’m unpopular”)
On the late Mark Darcy: Nobody likes a dead Darcy but it’s better than a Darcy gone wrong. Besides, would you rather read about their matrimonial bliss or trouble? (On the upside, if they make a movie, they could get Colin Firth for flashbacks.)
From HT Brunch, November 3
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