Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has revealed she will be writing two prequels to her famous book.

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The Carrie Diaries will explore the teenage years of lead character Carrie Bradshaw, famously portrayed by actress Sarah Jessica Parker in both the hit US TV show and movie adaptation.

Publisher HarperCollins said in a statement: “The Carrie Diaries will take readers back to Carrie Bradshaw’s formative years in high school, giving an inside look at Carrie’s friendships, romances and how she realised her dream of becoming a writer.”

Author Candace added: “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.”

The two teenage novels will be released in 2010.

It was recently revealed Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are set to star in a sequel to this year’s hugely successful film.

The quartet are planning to return to the big screen, according to Michael Lombardo, a head of programming for HBO, the network which broadcasted the original series.

He said: “There is enormous interest by Warner Brothers Newline to do another Sex and the City, and I think, in fact, they’re trying with our help to put that together now.

“When that happens, how long it will be, I can’t say. I think everybody associated with that project was really heartened by the enthusiasm from the fans of the show.”