|Titles:||A Force To Be Reckoned With: The History Of The Women's Institute, Bluestockings|
Jane was born in Edinburgh in 1959 and from the age of six was brought up and educated on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. On leaving secondary school she read English Language and Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.
Ten years in the antiquarian book trade in London followed, before Jane's first book, WAYWARD WOMEN was commissioned. For a while Jane juggled book dealing, cataloguing the Thomas Cook archives, writing, having children and research but she now works full-time as a writer and lecturer specialising in social history through the eyes of women. Jane currently lives near Oxford with her husband and two sons.
BLUESTOCKINGS is a study of the history of the 'undergraduette' and was published by Penguin Books in hardcover in August 2009. Her latest book A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: THE HISTORY OF THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE will be published by Virago Press in October.
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