Copies of author Helen Fielding's new Bridget Jones romp have been recalled due to a print error.

Publishers at Vintage have revealed early issues of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy were mistakenly printed with a 40-page extract from actor Sir David Jason's memoirs, which hit bookstores on the same day (10Oct13).

A spokesman for the company says, "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."