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In My Own Time

In My Own Time

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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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Literary / Autobiography: Literary

On Sale: 3rd August 2017

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780349007571

Reviews

Breadth in no way comes at the expense of readability or of Miller's mastery of her subject matter. Her erudition is both dazzling and lightly borne . . . Miller's is a welcome, necessary voice - readable, informative and entertaining
Times Literary Supplement
[An] entertaining and insightful collection . . . her writing has a fascinating effect: she is forced to look in on herself from the outside. She isn't confined to age, menopause or retirement as themes . . . Miller's writing is filled with a wisdom, cheery world-weariness and kindness . . . She is wonderful on age and authority . . .Miller is a fantastic companion
Viv Groskop, Telegraph
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
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
A humanity and quiet humour that makes them feel like conversations with an intelligent friend
Jane Shilling, Daily Mail