A Fleabag Book Is In The Works

It's been a good year for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Fans of the play-turned-TV show Fleabag will be happy to hear that the show's creator will be returning to the zeitgeist by way of scripture. 

On Wednesday, Random House announced that Waller-Bridge has written a Fleabag book, called Fleabag: Scriptures, and it's due out this autumn, Entertainment Weekly reports.

One should not expect a direct Fleabag novelisation however – Scriptures is more of an inside look at how Waller-Bridge's TV series came together.

"For the first time, Fleabag: Scriptures brings together the complete filming scripts of Fleabag series one and two, annotated with never-before-seen stage directions, as well as brand new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge," the book's synopsis reads.

The series – which was nominated for three Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Individual Achievement in Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge – was met with huge acclaim given the way it dealt with gritty difficult topics such as miscarriages and death with honesty and black humour. 

The publisher also released a tiny excerpt from Fleabag: Scriptures, describing the last shot of the show's pilot, per EW:

Her coat falls open. She only has her bra on underneath. She pulls out the little sculpture of the woman with no arms. It sits on her lap. Two women. One real. One not. Both with their innate femininity out.

"Fleabag: Scriptures showcases all we’ve loved about Fleabag, but also proves that what we’ve seen on our screens is only the tip of the iceberg," Sceptre Books head Emma Herdman said in a statement.

"The reading experience, with the stage directions and Phoebe’s original work, is just as rich as you’d imagine."

Fleabag: Scriptures will hit shelves on November 5, just over a month after the show's Fleabag's second season hopefully win big all the Emmys.

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