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Confessions of a Homegrown Alien
Author: Jan Smith

ISBN: 9780994276575
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.34
Jan Smith is the author of two novels, An Ornament of Grace (Sun Books, 1966) and The Worshipful Company (Cassell, 1969), and co-author, with Dr William Vayda, of Health for Life: Are You Allergic to the Twentieth Century? (Sphere Books 1981). After dropping out of the University of Queensland and working as a cadet journalist on The Courier Mail Jan went to Sydney and joined Woman's Day magazine.

After three years on Woman's Day, she was forced to resign because she had married a staff member, and for the next fifty years survived by freelancing, notably for The Bulletin and Pol magazine, apart from a year on Forum UK, the sex magazine, and Australian Business. She now lives happily in King's Cross, Sydney, with her cat, doing what she'd have rather done all along.

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