If Helen Fielding were writing her first Bridget Jones novel today, her eponymous heroine would not be using the dating app Tinder, swiping away and hooking up with random twentysomething strangers in her lunch break.She'd be on the new contender Stitch, dubbed "Tinder for 50 and overs" - because this is the demographic where all the single action is these days.In the past decade, the number of single people aged between 25 and 45 has dropped by 18 per cent, while those who are in middle age - from 45 to 64 - has gone up a massive 23 per cent.Some modern Bridget Joneses never found their Colin Firth.Others, with another 30 years or more ahead of them, are upping sticks from their empty-nest marriages in order to sample the dubious green of the grass over the fence.Renee Zellweger is currently in London filming the third instalment of the movie franchise of Helen Fielding's books - the last one of which introduced us to newly single Bridget in her fifties.
In fact, perched on the lavatory, she dares to gaze coquettishly back into the lens.
Lartigue captured Bibi's free spirit in a blizzard of photographs that would receive a public audience only five decades later – when a collection of 100,000 of his shots was discovered by the Rado agency.
Yet, while Messager was at first the smiling focus of Lartigue's passion, by 1928, her joie de vivre had all but vanished…The daughter of the French composer André Messager and fêted Irish opera singer Hope Temple, Bibi mixed in the same high-society crowd as Lartigue's wealthy industrialist family.
Forgotten and Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife by Bree Wolf: One night, they found themselves under some mistletoe. But when Graham needs help raising his daughter and Rosabel cannot burden her family any longer, can they find a new, happy life together?
Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, is done with love, and Rosabel Lander never believed in it.