Mills & Boon has confirmed it will be publishing a second book from Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
The Duchess revealed on Radio 4's "Front Row" that she had signed another book deal with the publisher just days after the release of her first novel, Her Heart for a Compass, which was written with co-author Marguerite Kaye, and is based loosely on the life of the Duchess' ancestor, Lady Magaret Montagu Douglas Scott.
The new book will be another period drama, and "will build on the world" created in the first book.
Mills & Boon said it was not ready to share more details about the second deal yet, including its title or release date. However, it did provide The Bookseller with a statement from the Duchess.
She said: "My second novel for HarperCollins and Mills & Boon is next, and I’m so excited to be diving into this new story, once again with Marguerite Kaye as my co-author. I really feel this book marks a new phase of my life and a whole new chapter for me. I’m ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of writing adult fiction, and to build on what I have learned when writing Her Heart for a Compass.
"I can’t reveal too much about the new book at this point, but it will be another period drama, and will build on the world which I have created for this first book."