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Jennifer Kloester

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I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but have lived and worked in Papua New Guinea and the Middle East and travelled to more than thirty countries. While living overseas I studied as an off-campus student with Deakin University and achieved my BA (Hons) while raising my three children.

After graduating with a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne, my first two books: 'Georgette Heyer's Regency World' and 'Georgette Heyer' (the biography) published in both the UK and the USA.

My first novel, 'The Cinderella Moment', was published by Penguin Australia in 2013 and its sequel, 'The Rapunzel Dilemma' in 2014.

My new novel, Jane Austen's Ghost will be published in October 2019 by Overlord Publishing. I've read and loved Jane Austen for year

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“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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“Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren't. It would be odd if she retained any of the narrowness of a specialist. Now if anyone says that this duty of general enlightenment (even when freed from modern rules and hours, and exercised more spontaneously by a more protected person) is in itself too exacting and oppressive, I can understand the view. I can only answer that our race has thought it worth while to cast this burden on women in order to keep common-sense in the world. But when people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question. For I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean. When domesticity, for instance, is called drudgery, all the difficulty arises from a double meaning in the word. If drudgery only means dreadfully hard work, I admit the woman drudges in the home, as a man might drudge at the Cathedral of Amiens or drudge behind a gun at Trafalgar. But if it means that the hard work is more heavy because it is trifling, colorless and of small import to the soul, then as I say, I give it up; I do not know what the words mean. To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors and holidays; to be Whiteley within a certain area, providing toys, boots, sheets, cakes. and books, to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”
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message 4: by Julie

Julie Hi Jennifer
Thanks very much for the friend invite. :)
I bought your “Georgette Heyer’s Regency World” a couple of months ago, but it’s one I’m saving to read over the summer holidays! Look forward to seeing you in the group chats.


Candace Jennifer,
Thanks for the friend invite. I've chosen three of you books to add to my TBR list. I'll check my public library for them. Congratulations on your new novel, Jane Austen's Ghost.
Happy Reading & Successful Writing,
Candace


Jennifer Kloester Katie wrote: "I received my copy of your Heyer biography in the mail recently and am looking forward to reading it. I also enjoyed reading your book "Georgette Heyer's Regency World." It helped immensely with a ..."

Hi Katie

That is such great news and so kind of you to write and let me know. I'm delighted that my book enhanced your enjoyment of Friday's Child - one of Heyer's wonderful Regency novels and her own personal favourite. I've had so much pleasure from her books and it's a real privilege to be able to write about her life and writing. Thanks so much for messaging me.


message 1: by Katie

Katie Winkler I received my copy of your Heyer biography in the mail recently and am looking forward to reading it. I also enjoyed reading your book "Georgette Heyer's Regency World." It helped immensely with a sample travel project for the online British literature course I teach here in North Carolina. I also just finished re-reading "Friday's Child," and having just finished your informative book just added to my enjoyment of one of my favorite Heyer novels. Thank you.

Katie Winkler


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