The Duke and I

by Julia Quinn

Part of the Bridgerton Family Series

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This is the first in a delightful series where each book tells the tale of how each of the eight children of the Bridgerton family find love.  Jane Austen meets Bridget Jones in this charming Regency-set romantic comedy.

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The Duke and I Synopsis

‘The Bridgertons are by far the most prolific family in the upper echelons of society. Although one can find only banality in their choice of names for their children. Anthony,
Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth - one would think that intelligent parents would be able to keep their children straight without needing to alphabetise their names.’ Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, 28 June 1813'

The irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets the Duke’s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that is seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with her ‘fiancé’, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever.

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The Duke and I Press Reviews

Praise for JULIA QUINN:

‘Quinn has a smart, funny touch…that’s reminiscent of Helen Fielding’ TIME MAGAZINE

‘The most refreshing and radiant love story you’ll read this year’ LISA KLEYPAS

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ISBN: 9780749936570
Publication date: 08/06/2006
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749936570
Publication date: 8th June 2006
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Historical romance,

About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Bridgerton series which begins with The Duke and I. Other titles in this series are: The Viscount Who Loved Me, An Offer From a Gentleman, Romancing Mr Bridgerton, To Sir Phillip, With Love, When He Was Wicked and It’s In His Kiss. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

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