Julia Quinn talks about her new book that has inside jokes for Bridgerton readers
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May 4, 2022
JQ talks about the inspiration behind Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, a graphic novel which is “a madcap romantic adventure complete with talking pigeons, a kind of inside joke for readers of the Bridgerton books.” It comes out on May 10, and is a collaboration with her late younger sister Violet Charles, a cartoonist.
Last summer Quinn’s sister and their father, Stephen Lewis Cotler, were killed by a drunk driver.
QUINN: “[This book] is a thing of joy to talk about because [Violet] was so, so funny, and it’s all her. She had the most absurd sense of humor, and it’s all there in the book. I feel like my last gift to her is to bring this out into the world with as much excitement and fanfare that I can…”