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Samantha Shannon

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in London, The United Kingdom
November 08, 1991





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Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection. Film and TV rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios. The Mime Order followed in 2015 and The Song Rising in 2017.

Her next novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree, will be published in February 2019. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in London.

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The Bone Season (The Bone S...

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On the Merits of Unnaturalness

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The Bone Season: Sneak Preview

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Untitled (The Bone Season, #4)

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Good evening, voyants. 

Sorry I haven't updated this blog in such a long time. I've been hard at work on The Priory of the Orange Tree since I last updated, as well as doing a tonne of reading. I've been focusing on my Instagram and my newsletter, The Penny Post, as my main avenue of communication with my readers, but I've put so much of my heart into this blog for the last seven years (!) and... Read more of this blog post »
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“Knowledge is dangerous. Once you know something, you can't get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always.”
Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season

“There was no normal. There never had been. "Normal" and "natural" were the biggest lies we'd ever created.”
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“Nothing’s worse than a story without an end.”
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“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”
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“Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is around us, for it is everywhere; and those spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to gaurd us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence, and God waits ony a speration of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward.”
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Donna Thank you, Samantha, for adding me as a friend on Goodreads.

Gloria Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request Samantha!! I love your books and I look forward to reading the next one. I'm so hooked I don't know if I can wait a whole year to read the next book. Keep up all the hard work, but above all, never change. You're amazing!

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Amber Thanks for connecting!

Lucinda Dear Samantha,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am very excited about your debut 'The Bone Season' and wish you all the very best.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Petra (Safari Poet) Congratulations on your amazing début :-)

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