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New "Bridget Jones" book coming in November

Bridget Jones is coming back.

The calorie-counting, lovelorn heroine of British author Helen Fielding's novels will return in a new book due out later this year.

Alfred A. Knopf will release the third "Bridget Jones" novel in November, according to an announcement obtained Tuesday by The New York Times.

The series, which was inspired by Fielding's popular newspaper column, began with the publication of "Bridget Jones' Diary" in 1996. The sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," was published in 1999. The books were adapted into two films, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

A title for the new book was not announced Tuesday, but the publisher said it would take place in present-day London and "represents a totally new phase in Bridget's life."

"My life has moved on," Ms. Fielding said in a statement, according to the Times, "and Bridget's will move on, too."

Knopf Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Sonny Mehta also said in a statement: "Few writers can rival Helen Fielding when it comes to fully capturing the modern woman. Her writing is both funny and heartfelt, and her observations about life are piercing and mordantly rendered. I have been waiting a long time to see what's next for Bridget Jones, and I am beyond thrilled that she's back."

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