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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: 2nd June 2016

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780349007595

Reviews

A humanity and quiet humour that makes them feel like conversations with an intelligent friend
Jane Shilling, Daily Mail
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
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
[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