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Sunday 19 November 2017

Fielding says no to twerks and twunks

Helen Fielding, below, with her new book, 'Mad about the boy'.
Helen Fielding, below, with her new book, 'Mad about the boy'.
Renee Zellwegger as Bridget Jones in the film version of the book by Helen Fielding
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

IF you are a middle-aged single woman looking for love, don't get drunk and text, 'twunk', or twerk.

Helen Fielding, the author and creator of Bridget Jones, has given advice to middle-aged Irish "singletons" and said "do not text when drunk" – unlike the famous character in her latest book, who has a habit of tweeting whilst under the influence – 'twunking'.

The author was speaking in the Westbury Hotel yesterday as part of the 'Literary Lunch' series with Dubray books.

Fielding (55) read a passage from her recently released book 'Mad about The Boy', which is the latest instalment in the bestselling Bridget Jones series that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

And the notoriously private author revealed to the intimate audience that she is not that similar to her character Bridget, the hapless heroine.

"I think there obviously is a difference. It's not a memoir. It's pretending to be an autobiography, but it is fiction," she explained.

Fielding caused controversy worldwide recently when it was revealed in the latest 'Bridget Jones' installment that she had killed off the love of Bridget's life, the handsome Mark Darcy.

The author did not confirm that the third instalment has entered movie production stages yet, but said it "would be fun" if it was to be adapted.

Irish Independent

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