About the Author

I was born in Edinburgh in 1959, my heritage a slightly bewildering mix of Western Highland and Fenland Lincolnshire stock. From the age of six I was brought up and educated on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. On leaving my local secondary school in Easingwold I read English Language and Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.

Ten years in the antiquarian book trade in London followed, before my first book (Wayward Women) was commissioned. For a while I juggled book dealing, cataloguing the Thomas Cook archives, writing, having our children, and research; now I work as a full-time writer and lecturer, specialising in social history through women’s eyes. I live near Oxford with my husband and have two sons.

I’ve been an avid book-collector since the age of seven, when banned from the local library for using a jam-tart bookmark in their copy of Squirrel Nutkin.  I’m also a keen singer.  I’m a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, member of the Society of Authors, founder-member of Writers in Oxford, and an Honorary Senior Associate of Somerville College, Oxford. See jane-robinson.com for more info.

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  1. Dear Jane I am President of the Burnham-on-Crouch WI we are hosting our local 6 WI’s 2015 Group Meeting next June to celebrate 100 years of the WI in England and Wales. We would like you to give us a talk on the history of the WI Movement, but of course it would depend on you being available and the cost. We have a very limited budget. Please could you let me have a breakdown of your fees etc… Thank you. Kind regards Carole English

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