Print error hits Bridget Jones book

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Bridget Jones fans got a little more than they were expecting with her new book – 40 pages of Sir David Jason’s autobiography.

Fans had eagerly awaited publication of Helen Fielding’s latest instalment in the series, but today readers reported getting to the middle of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy only to find chunks of Sir David’s memoirs, My Life.

A spokeswoman for publishers Vintage said: “The printers have had a Bridget moment. A printing error has been detected in some of the very early copies of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.

“Copies printed on one day have given readers an accidental preview of David Jason’s autobiography. We are taking steps to remove these copies from sale and will be replacing misprinted stock as soon as possible.”

The book, which is meant to be Fielding’s goodbye to the world’s most famous singleton, was released along with Sir David’s book today – one of the biggest dates in the publishing calendar.

Dubbed “Super Thursday”, dozens of new titles hit the shelves in preparation for the Christmas market.

Fans already knew about the main plot twist in the Bridget Jones novel after extracts were published in the Sunday Times Magazine. Fans were shocked to learn that hero Mark Darcy is dead and Bridget has become a widow.