Jane Rawson

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Jane Rawson grew up in Canberra. During years as a travel editor and writer, mostly for Lonely Planet, she dawdled around the streets of San Francisco, Prague and Phnom Penh and left smitten. She has also worked as the Environment Editor for news website The Conversation. She likes cats, quiet, minimal capitalisation, and finding out that everything is going to be OK.

Average rating: 3.81 · 985 ratings · 247 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
From the Wreck

3.86 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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Wrong Turn at the Office of...

3.60 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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4.10 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Handbook: Surviving and...

4.13 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Ecopunk! - speculative tale...

3.53 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Czech & Slovak Republics

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings2 editions
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Tincture Journal, Issue Twe...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 6 ratings2 editions
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Meanjin Spring 2018 (Vol. 7...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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All your delicious EOFY reading stats

Let’s take a look at the spreadsheet as we hit the halfway mark in another exciting year. Has moving to the country made me read more? Better? Quicker? Do I just spend all my time looking out the window at birds? (Not today – today it’s so windy all the birds are in their homes, wherever those might be.)

I have started 46 books (last year it was 60) and finished all but two of them (last year I gav Read more of this blog post »
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Jane and 5 other people liked Amy Polyreader's review of Poly:
Poly by Paul Dalgarno
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Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
Richard Nixon was fictionalised in 1977 in 'The Public Burning' by Robert Coover https://groveatlantic.com/book/the-pu... - I reckon if you scout around you'd find some articles from then (and more recently) on the topic of the ethics around this. Th See Full Answer
Spillover by David Quammen
" Ha ha. No, I never did! "
Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal
Jane and 2 other people liked Kate's review of The Flight of Birds:
The Flight of Birds by Joshua Lobb
"Full disclosure: I've read this book repeatedly throughout its development, so I'm hopelessly biased in its favour. That said: it's genuinely one of the most moving and beautiful novels I've ever come across. The author has both high-level observatio" Read more of this review »
Jane and 8 other people liked Ruth's review of Crossings:
Crossings by Alex Landragin
"I'm a big fan of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton), The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (Claire North) and The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern). This feels like Australia's answer to those books and I loved it!

This book is thre" Read more of this review »
" Oh no, Jill! That's terrible! "
How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark
"I was going to give this 4 stars, but within the last five pages there was a joke that made me laugh so hard I awarded an additional star. Review to come."
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“And if they're fictional, it is entirely acceptable to cheat on fictional men with other fictional men.”
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“I like a lot of talk in a book and I don't like to have nobody tell me what the guy that's talking looks like. I want to figure out what he looks like from the way he talks”
John Steinbeck

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“There was a time—until very recently in the scheme of things—when there were no wild animals, because every animal was wild; and humans were few. Animals, and animal presence over us and around us. Over every horizon, animals. Their skins clothing our skins, their fats in our lamps, their bladders to carry water, meat when we could get it.”
Kathleen Jamie, Sightlines

“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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