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'What was it exactly? Wonder, rapture delight, surprised recognition, laughter - but also darker feelings that made my heart beat fast and my stomach turn over, and sometimes a frantic urge to close the book before whatever it was sucked me in and destroyed me. But always, I read on. In Storytime, author and literary critic Jane Sullivan takes us from Wonderland to Narnia, Moomintroll to Mr Toad and from Winnie the Pooh to the Magic Pudding, to find out why her favourite childhood books were so vitally important, and how they shaped the woman she is today. This intimate, intense and emotional adventure down memory lane is much, much more than nostalgia. It is a surprising and sometimes disturbing voyage of self-discovery. As Jane relives old joys and faces old fears, she discovers that the books were not what she thought they were, and she was not the child she thought she was.'  (Publication summary)

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    • Edgecliff, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ventura Press , 2019 .
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      • Published 1 August 2019

      ISBN: 9781925384673

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y separately published work icon Jane Sullivan : On Storytime Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2019 18290462 2019 single work interview podcast

'Jane Sullivan is a literary journalist and novelist.  She writes the Saturday column ‘Turning Pages’ and book features for The Age. She won the inaugural Australian Human Rights Award for journalism.

'Jane has also published two novels - The White Star (2000) and Little People (2011), as well as Storytime (2019), her reflection on rereading the books of her childhood as an adult.'

Source: The Garret.

Cupid and Pisk Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 416 2019; (p. 56)

— Review of Storytime : Growing up with Books Jane Sullivan , 2019 selected work essay
Gold Glow in History of Reading Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 August 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Storytime : Growing up with Books Jane Sullivan , 2019 selected work essay

'‘‘It seems I was always trying to escape into a realm of gold where there was a more perfect me.’’ Storytime unfolds, before the reader’s delighted eyes; Jane Sullivan’s extended meditative exploration of her search for the realm of gold in the books she read as a child.' (Introduction)

Gold Glow in History of Reading Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 August 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Storytime : Growing up with Books Jane Sullivan , 2019 selected work essay

'‘‘It seems I was always trying to escape into a realm of gold where there was a more perfect me.’’ Storytime unfolds, before the reader’s delighted eyes; Jane Sullivan’s extended meditative exploration of her search for the realm of gold in the books she read as a child.' (Introduction)

Cupid and Pisk Margaret Robson Kett , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 416 2019; (p. 56)

— Review of Storytime : Growing up with Books Jane Sullivan , 2019 selected work essay
y separately published work icon Jane Sullivan : On Storytime Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2019 18290462 2019 single work interview podcast

'Jane Sullivan is a literary journalist and novelist.  She writes the Saturday column ‘Turning Pages’ and book features for The Age. She won the inaugural Australian Human Rights Award for journalism.

'Jane has also published two novels - The White Star (2000) and Little People (2011), as well as Storytime (2019), her reflection on rereading the books of her childhood as an adult.'

Source: The Garret.

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