Ruby Barker in Bridgerton.
Photo: Liam Daniel/Netflix
- Arts24 is giving its readers the chance to win a hamper containing an Exclusive Books gift voucher and a set of the Julia Quinn titles that the American series Bridgerton is based on.
- To stand a chance to win, subscribe to Arts24 as well as our weekly newsletter The Arts24 Wrap Up before 28 February 2021.
- The winner will be contacted via email.
At Exclusive Books, February 2021 is a celebration of two things: The month of love and the global success of the Netflix series Bridgerton.
Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London’s Ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court.
The series premiered on Netflix on December 25, 2020. The eight-episode first season was met with positive reviews. With a viewership of 82 million households, Bridgerton is the most watched series on Netflix. In January 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.
(L to R) Ben Miller as Lord Featherington, Polly Walker as Portia Featherington, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton and Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson.
The drama centers on the Bridgerton family: Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton; her four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin and Gregory and her four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinth. Also featured are the Featheringtons: Portia, Lady Featherington; her husband the Baron; their three daughters, Philippa, Prudence and Penelope; and their cousin Marina Thompson. Each episode includes narration by actress Julie Andrews, who voices the anonymous and ever-scandalous newsletter columnist known as Lady Whistledown. As eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton enters her first season with Queen Charlotte’s favor, she meets Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, one of London’s most eligible bachelors.
The first title by Julia Quinn, The Duke and I is the series tie-in title and is available at Exclusive Books. Other titles in the series will be available soon.
The Duke & I (Julia Quinn/ Exclusive Books)
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Julia Quinn/ Exclusive Books)
An Offer From A Gentleman (Julia Quinn/ Exclusive Books)
Romancing Mr Bridgerton (Julia Quinn/ Exclusive Books)
With the help of Exclusive Books, Arts24 wants to extend some of this love to you in the form of winning a hamper comprising the following:
- One of five R500.00 Exclusive Books Gift Vouchers (vouchers can be redeemed in store as well as online and are valid for 36 months from date of purchase).
- One of four Julia Quinn sets. Each set comprises titles that the Bridgerton series is based on.
The winner will be contacted via email.