'Mad About The Boy' suffers printing error

The latest installment contained extra pages from a completely unconnected actor's autobiography.

Copies of British author Helen Fielding's book 'Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy' are seen at a book signing in central London, on October 10, 2013. Picture: AFP

LONDON - British publishers have been left red-faced after one of the most eagerly anticipated book launches was marred by a printing error.

The latest installment of Bridget Jones's Diaries contained extra pages from a completely unconnected actor's autobiography.

Mad About The Boy is Helen Fielding's new edition to the highly popular British journal's diary.

The books turned into Hollywood's blog busters starring Renee Zellweger, have been difficult to get hold of but some lucky readers have two books for the price of one.

Due to a fault in the printing process, 40 pages of David Jason's autobiography have appeared in some editions of Mad About The Boy.

Publishers have been desperately trying to secure copies but it's reported many copies have already fallen into public's hands. Ironically these could become collectable items but worth small fortunes as errors of that nature are very rare.