Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1)
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Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1) : The Sunday Times bestselling inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The first novel in Julia Quinn's worldwide bestselling Bridgerton novels, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. This is the story of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke: welcome to the ballrooms of Regency London . . .
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Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely - and almost-on-the-shelf - Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth - it's all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable . . .

Their ruse works like a charm - at first. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it's hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it's his devilish smile, certainly it's the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her. It wasn't the plan, but it seems she's falling for the duke, for real. And amidst the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule . . .

Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .

'Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines' Guardian on the Bridgerton series

'Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist. I can't focus on anything else' Stylist

'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly

'A smart, funny touch' Time Magazine

'Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March

'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist

'A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia!' Romance Reviews Today

'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times

'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss

'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers

'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After

'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie

'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 122 x 190 x 24mm | 240g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349429219
  • 9780349429212
  • 2

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Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love... and gives them a thoroughly modern twist...they're hot, crazy, and full of feisty women relishing in the carnal delights that come from bedding rakish aristocrats... I can't focus on anything else * Stylist * Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines * Guardian on the Bridgerton series * Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance * Romantic Times * Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen The Duke and I is rich with author Julia Quinn's trademark humour and engaging dialogue... Quinn just keeps getting better and better, a fact that's sure to delight readers The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer * Gloss * Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding * Time Magazine *
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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing university and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Please visit Julia Quinn online:
www.juliaquinn.com
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