Fans had eagerly awaited publication of Helen Fielding’s latest instalment in the series, but readers reported getting to the middle of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy only to find chunks of David Jason’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, meant to be Fielding’s goodbye to the world’s most famous singleton, was released along with Jason’s book yesterday — one of the biggest dates in the publishing calendar.
Dubbed “Super Thursday”, dozens of new titles hit the shelves in preparation for Christmas.
Not that Fielding’s novel needed any extra publicity, but the publishing blunder only served to get readers talking even more.
Fans already knew about the main plot twist after extracts were published in the Sunday Times Magazine.
Fans were shocked and upset to learn hero Mark Darcy is dead and Bridget has become a widow.