Scandalous Spoilers From New Bridget Jones Book

Bridget JonesIf you want to wait 'til the release of Helen Fielding's next book, "Mad About the Boy," to find out just what's been happening with dear Bridget Jones since her last literary romantic entanglement, this is your dutiful warning to stop reading, shut your laptop and go fix yourself a sandwich or something. Because according to a spoilerrific scoop from Entertainment Weekly (via excerpts from the new book published in this week's Sunday Times Magazine), the perpetually single Englishwoman resumes her adventures as...


...a widowed mother of two kids.

Yep, that's right: 15 years after the conclusion of "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," the titular heroine is back on the market after the tragic death of Mark Darcy. (Sobs. ALL of the sobs.) We don't know how, or how long it's been, but darling Darcy is passed away, leaving his wife to resume her life of diary-keeping, granny-pants-wearing, chocolate-snarfing singledom with the added baggage of two little ones...or not-so-little, as the case may be. I mean, yikes: the kids could even be teenagers.

Early sneek peeks from the new book, which releases in November, show Bridget negotiating the tribulations of dating at age 50. One pivotal conundrum: whether it's bad form to bring her 30 year-old boyfriend to a party full of Olds. AHA. So she's a widow, a mother and a cougar! Curiouser and curiouser, as they say.

What do you think about this stunning spoiler from the upcoming Bridget book?