30 Aug 2018

Jean Sasson: Stepping out of the Shadows

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 30 August 2018
Author Jean Sasson

Author Jean Sasson Photo: supplied

Author Jean Sasson moved to Saudi Arabia as a young woman in 1978 with a thirst for adventure. The life she found there and the women she met profoundly changed her world. Her relationship with one Saudi Princess formed the basis for her best selling Princess series which tells the story of what life is like behind closed doors in Saudi Arabia. The latest book in the series, Stepping out of the Shadows, revisits the Princess and her family again at a very different point in the country's history. Changes are afoot in Saudi Arabia, women can drive, but there are still many restrictions. Jean has written more than 10 books, including Growing up Bin Laden which she wrote with one of Osama bin Laden's wives and her son, Omar.