Indeed, eagle-eyed fans will spot that Fielding thanks Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, who appeared in the original 'Bridget Jones' film and the sequel, in the acknowledgements for her latest book 'Mad About The Boy', but fails to mention Zellweger.
"Mad About the Boy" is a with words and music by actor and playwright Sir . It was introduced in the 1932 by , , and . The song deals with the theme of unrequited love for a film star. It was written to be sung by female characters, although Coward also wrote a version, which was never performed, that contained references to the then risqué topic of homosexual love. The song gained new popularity in 1992 when 's rendition was used in the television advertisement "Swimmer", directed by .
-- "Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto. My library specializes in wild and messy opuses by bad girls, like Cristina Nehring’s 'A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century', Laura Kipnis’s 'Against Love: A Polemic', and let’s not forget Helen Fielding’s latest Bridget Jones installment, 'Mad About the Boy', which has our heroine at age 51, undaunted by embarrassing hair-coloring incidents and dropped reading glasses, shagging a 29-year-old."