Jane Caro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Macquarie University in 1977. She has had a successful career in advertisting and has particular interests in women, families and education. Caro co-authored (with Chris Bonnor) The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education (2007); her second book, The F Word: How We Learned To Swear by Feminism (2008), was written with Catherine Fox.
'Australian women like Jane. She says what she thinks. In an era when public figures talk about themselves as brands, this is almost radical. In her memoir, Jane tells us that: her life is not perfect; she has given up trying to control anything; her children are not geniuses; Julia Gillard is fine but she's not a saint; and in her long career in advertising she was bullied by some of the wittiest men in Australia. She also talks frankly about her battle with anxiety. For the anxious among us - one in three Australian women are affected - this memoir offers hope. By example, Jane shows us that anxiety is not a life sentence; it can be managed so long as it is identified and treated; it should not prevent us doing the things in life that bring reward and recognition, and on the other side of anxiety lies the ultimate reward: the freedom to say and do as we please.' (Publication summary)
Just a Girl2011single work novel historical fiction 'I do not remember when I discovered how my mother died, it seems to be something I always knew, a horror I absorbed through my skin.
Determined, passionate, privileged and headstrong, Elizabeth was born into a world where she felt she didn't belong and had to fight to survive.
Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed by her father Henry VIII. From that moment on, Elizabeth competed with her two half-siblings for love and for Britain's throne. In the gilded corridors of the royal palace, enemies she couldn't see - as well as those bound to her by blood - plotted to destroy her.
How do you find the courage to become queen even though you are just a girl?' (Publisher's blurb)