The Duke And I - Bridgerton Family (Paperback)Julia Quinn (author)
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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.
In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince - while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable . . . but not too amiable.
Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.
Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society - just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.
The plan works like a charm-at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm
'Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding' - Time Magazine
'Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer' - Gloss
'The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year' - Lisa Kleypas
'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' - Lois Faye Dyer
'Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen' - Jill Barnett
'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' - Romantic Times
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