During the TV adaptation news, Sarah Ferguson can see the characters live in her period drama “A Compass for Every Heart”.
The 61-year-old Duchess of York is said to be in talks with streaming platforms to turn her book into a TV series in the style of Julia Quinn’s “Bridgeton” series. She is already “working on a cure” for her novel.
“[Her team] “Once the 360-degree treatment of the book is completed, at least one streaming service is already being discussed and will go to others,” a source said. Different typesShe added that she is discussing TV adaptations with popular streamers, including Netflix and Amazon.
“Everyone involved is looking at the success of ‘Burgerton’ as a demonstration of the immense appeal of the period drama on streaming services,” the insider said.
Ferguson is already a successful author who has written a collection of children’s books since the late 1980’s. Some of his most famous works include the “Buddy” book series (“Buddy at Bandix Point,” “Buddy Goes to Sea,” “Buddy and the Blizzard”) and his recent books, the “Genie Jewelry” series. But “A Compass for His Heart” is his first adult novel, co-written with his longtime colleague Margaret Kay.
The drama of the period is a fictional story of Scott, the great aunt of the Duchess, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas, when she escapes a married marriage. The event is set during the Victorian era and includes three great mansions in England, Scotland and Ireland. It also took readers to the Atlantic and New York in the 1870s.
The Duchess has reportedly been working on the book for the past 15 years. In Canada, William Moore, who will publish the novel, called it “bold and thoughtful.”
“A bold, well-thought-out story about a rebellious woman finds herself and her voice in an age of dramatic technological change and tremendous social unrest,” she tweeted.
Meanwhile, co-author Jeffrey Archer said Ferguson “wrote the story of the compulsion of a young woman who rebelled against the Victorian conventions of her time to fulfill herself and find love.”
Ferguson has not yet commented on reports of a TV adaptation of “A Compass for Her Heart.” The book will hit bookstores on August 3.