Sex and the City prequel in making

The Carrie Years, Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City prequel, snapped up by US publisher

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has revealed she is writing a series of prequels to her famous book and intends to call them The Carrie Years.

Aimed at teenagers rather than the twenty and thirtysomethings who read her first book, and subsequently watched the spin-off show and film, the books will deliver ‘an inside look at Carrie’s friendships, romances and how she realised her dream of becoming a writer’.

HarperCollins has already snapped up publishing rights to the books and aims to have them in bookshops by autumn 2010.

Insisting she’s always wanted to write about her alter ego’s formative years, Candace says: ‘Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd – she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene.’

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