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In My Own Time: Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Jane Miller

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Autobiography: literary, Prose: non-fiction

'Jane Miller's collected journalism is a treasure trove of literary, personal and political marvels. The writing is a joy, as is the observation, wit and humanity that underpin it: like Montaigne, only funnier'

Matthew d'Ancona, Guardian and Evening Standard columnist

For the past four years Jane Miller, author of CRAZY AGE: THOUGHTS ON BEING OLD, has been writing a column for an American magazine called In These Times. Her beautifully observed pieces about life, politics and Britain open a window to her American readers of a world very different from their own.

'Her erudition is both dazzling and lightly borne, the personal often illuminating the political . . . Miller's is a welcome, necessary voice - readable, informative and entertaining' Times Literary Supplement

Jane Miller, author of the acclaimed CRAZY AGE, has for the past few years been writing a column for an American magazine based in Chicago called In These Times. Now, these beautifully observed pieces about life, politics and Britain, which opened a window for Americans on a world rather different from their own, are collected and published for the first time for her British readers.


'Miller is a fantastic companion' Viv Groskop, Telegraph

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Praise for In My Own Time: Thoughts and Afterthoughts

  • This is a remarkable collection, a reflection not just of a later life well lived, but a distinct political and personal

  • sensibility. Far from being "over the hill", Miller is one of a growing tribe of female elders who stand right on the peak, taking a wry, wise and witty view of all they survey - Guardian

  • Jane Miller's collected journalism is a treasure trove of literary, personal and political marvels. The writing is a joy, as is the observation, wit and humanity that underpin it: like Montaigne, only funnier

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Jane Miller

Jane Miller first worked in publishing, then as an English teacher in a London comprehensive and finally as a Professor at the London University Institute of Education. Her publications include Many Voices: Bilingualiam, Culture and Education; Women Writing About Men; Seductions: Studies in Reading and Culture; School for Women; Relations; Crazy Age and In My Own Time: Thoughts and Afterthoughts. She lives in London.

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