Austenland, Volume 1

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2013 - Chick lit - 196 pages
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Our protagonist Jane is a contemporary young New York City 'spinster'. While she has a great career, she longs for the Regency era of old England. She loves 'Pride and Prejudice' and Colin Firth. Something happens which thrusts Jane into a fictional resort in England, where visitors have to behave like Elizabeth and Mr Darcy.

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User Review  - sarahashwood - LibraryThing

What a fun book, overall! The idea of Austenland is for Austen fans what Renaissance Fairs are for geeks like me. Not that I wouldn't enjoy Austenland too! This is a cute chick book that I think any ... Read full review

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User Review  - lcarter11 - LibraryThing

I was fascinated by the concept of a vacation where one steps into another world. But, I was disappointed by a few of the things that Ms. Hale chose to include (like referencing a makeout session ... Read full review

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Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination. Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times bestseller. Shannon has also written three books for adults, Austenland, Midnight in Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig.

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