On Christmas 2020, Netflix subscribers were blessed with Bridgerton, a soapy, delightful television series based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. And we’re getting another gift this holiday season: A new Bridgerton book. Yes, that’s right: The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton: Lady Whistledown’s Official Guide is here.
In the new book, Quinn updates readers on all eight of the Bridgerton siblings, plus other key characters like their mother, Duke Simon, and Lady Danbury, according to People. “It was an absolute joy to revisit the books and characters for The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton. There were so many tiny moments I’d forgotten about,” Quinn told the outlet, adding that the tome “was conceived with Bridgerton readers in mind, but I think that Netflix fans who haven’t read the books will enjoy it, too. It provides a deeper understanding of the characters brought so skillfully to life on the show.”
In an Instagram video, Quinn showed off some of the book’s glossy pages and promised 13 new Lady Whistledown columns within, plus the juiciest quotes from throughout the book series. Seeing as how the Lady Whistledown character hasn’t been heard from since a 2004 novella, this is major news for the books’ fans.
Quinn has been hard at work as a creative consultant on the Bridgerton Netflix series, which will run at least through a fourth season. “I’m not allowed to give anything away about season two , but I will say that I’m a consultant for the show, and I warned the team that if pall-mall wasn’t included, I would ‘consult the heck out of’ the storyline,” she revealed to People. (This is referencing a scene from the Anthony-centric The Viscount Who Loved Me in which he and his love interest Kate play pall-mall, a lawn game similar to croquet.) Can 2022 get here already?
You can purchase The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton: Lady Whistledown’s Official Guide right here.