On January 5, 2000, JQ introduced the Bridgertons to the world with The Duke and I. Five covers later and with a Netflix series slated for later this year, The Duke and I has earned a celebration!
Updated: Monday, JAN 6 at 430pm EST Avon Books will be throwing a party on Instagram. You can also enter to win a new Duke & I paperback from Avon via their Instagram through Friday, JAN 10. #ReadBridgertons
In the meantime, if you’ve read it already, go inside the story of The Duke and I. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Read or listen to an excerpt from the beginning of the book, then keep reading — order your copy, or get an autographed one. Enjoy!
The holidays are sentimental, and TeamJQ is celebrating both beloved books and family memories. Since The Duke and I is turning 20 on January 5, and since Bridgerton will air on Netflix later in 2020, we thought it might be nice to share an essay JQ wrote about the special bond she shares with her father about the written word.
This piece first appeared at the end of the trade paperback edition of The Duke and I, but this is the first time it will have appeared on the web. Check out the newest JuliaQuinn.com Book Extra for The Duke and I and get an inside peek into when JQ first started writing, and then years later, when she created Lady Whistledown.
Enjoy the first five minutes of The Duke and I on audio, or read the Prologue and Chapter One right here on JuliaQuinn.com. Buy your copy in your favorite format.
Happiest of Holidays to everyone who celebrates!
Update: The sale has ended but be sure and sign up for Julia’s site news so you don’t miss a thing!
The e-book for the NY Times bestseller, The Other Miss Bridgerton, book 3 in the Rokesby series, is on an extended Black Friday sale for only $1.99 from Monday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 1.
You absolutely do not have to read the books in order, but if you prefer to, Because of Miss Bridgerton is book 1, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is book 2, and the upcoming First Comes Scandal (Coming in 2020) is book 4.
So much to explore: Read an excerpt from The Other Miss Bridgerton, get the inside take, listen to songs from the soundtrack, and buy your copy in your favorite e-reader format before the sale ends!
…has ended. Thank you to all the soldiers, veterans, military spouses and Gold Star family members who entered. All prizes for Julia Quinn’s ninth annual Veterans Day Giveaway will be mailed or emailed by December 31, 2019. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service.
First comes scandal, then comes marriage. Then comes…
MORE ABOUT SCANDAL! The cover copy for JQ’s First Comes Scandal, book 4 in the Rokesby series, just came out! Due in readers hands on March 24, 2020, you can read the description now, and get a taste of what JQ has in store for Georgiana and Nicholas. All known North American pre-order options are posted (UK to follow shortly). Reserve your copy today. Stay tuned for the cover reveal, book extras, and excerpt sneak peek — subscribe to JQ News & Content Updates to be notified.
GOING TO CALIFORNIA… JQ will participate in a panel discussion (followed by a booksigning, of course!) at the North Bay Women’s Expo on October 26 in Rohnert Park. A little over a month later she’s back in the Golden Gate State for a Jane Austen’s birthday celebration on December 8 at the Sacramento Public Library. Plus, exclusive swag like Bridgerton bookmarks is to be had when JQ hands you your book herself.
Shondaland posted a behind-the-scenes peek for ‘Bridgerton’ fans. Team JQ is dying over the lush fabrics… we cannot wait to see the costumes!
The rest of the principal cast has been announced for Season One of Bridgerton (Yes, that’s the official show title!), as well as BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated director Julie Anne Robinson for the pilot and at least one other episode.
Filming began this week in London, and the show is currently set for a 2020 premiere. So exciting!
Joining Dame Julie Andrews, who will voice-over Lady Whistledown, as well as Regé-Jean Page (Simon Basset), Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton), Polly Walker (Portia Featherington), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) and others announced a couple of weeks ago:
Benedict Bridgerton: Luke Thompson
Francesca Bridgerton: Ruby Stokes
Gregory Bridgerton: Will Tilston
Hyacinth Bridgerton: Florence Hunt (pictured here)
Philippa Featherington: Harriet Cains
Prudence Featherington: Bessie Carter
Lord Featherington: Ben Miller
Martins Imhangbe: Will Mondrich
Mrs. Varley: Lorraine Ashbourne
Bridgerton is executive produced by Chris Van Dusen, Shonda Rhimes, and Betsy Beers.
JQ is over the moon about the whole cast, writers, producers, directors — everybody!
Updated July 11: JQ’s take on Bridgerton casting.
Season One series regulars have been announced for the Netflix adaptation of the Bridgerton series! Joining Dame Julie Andrews, who has already been announced to voice-over Lady Whistledown:
Simon Basset: Regé-Jean Page (pictured here in his Roots 2016 role.)
Daphne Bridgerton: Phoebe Dynevor
Anthony Bridgerton: Jonathan Bailey
Siena Rosso: Sabrina Bartlett
Violet Bridgerton: Ruth Gemmell
Colin Bridgerton: Luke Newton
Eloise Bridgerton: Claudia Jessie
Queen Charlotte: Golda Rosheuvel
Portia Featherington: Polly Walker
Penelope Featherington: Nicola Coughlan
Marina Thompson: Ruby Barker
Lady Danbury: Adjoa Andoh
Recurring characters will be announced soon.
The working title was Am I Right, Ladies? but strangely enough, this was deemed inappropriate for a regency novel.
We have our first piece of casting news for the upcoming Bridgerton Netflix series, and it’s SPECTACULAR. Lady Whistledown will be voiced by none other than Julie Andrews.
We will continue to post Netflix news as it happens!