Some people in Britain who scrambled to purchase the latest, Mark Darcy-less installment in Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series were likely in for a rude awakening when they found themselves reading about the life of actor David Jason. No, it's not one of Bridget's new obsessions: around 40 pages of Jason's autobiography ended up printed in some copies of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.
Both the new Bridget Jones book, which follows the iconic character as a single mother with a younger boyfriend, and Jason autobiography (he was on the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses and has been knighted) went on sale today. According to the BBC it's a particularly busy day for the publishing world known as "Super Thursday," which is "when publishing houses put out some of their highest-priority titles for the Christmas market."
Vintage, the publishers of Mad About the Boy, told the BBC that the misprinted copies are being recalled, and chocked up the error to adhering too closely to the spirit of Fielding's heroine. "The printers have had a Bridget moment," Vintage said.