Books by Shannon Hale

Kind of a Big Deal

If ever a story was designed to be read amidst a worldwide pandemic and lockdown, it would be Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale. Without mentioning the pandemic at all, it manages to perfectly capture the feeling of being cut off from the world and in need of an escape - a feeling that I have share ...

Book of a Thousand Days

When I was a young girl I read every fairy tale I could get my hands on. The Brothers Grimm. Disney. From Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to Rapunzel , I devoured them all. Country of origin did not matter - just that the tale be of prince and princesses, clever pig boys, sheep herders or maids, bra ...


When I first read about Shannon Hale’s Austenland, I was intrigued: An American travels to an English holiday resort where one can completely immerse oneself in the world of the Regency for a number of weeks. Being very fond of dressing up myself, and having some experience in Medieval-type role-p ...