Editor, The Times’ Weekend, the award-winning leisure section (covering books,
tv, travel, gardens, shopping, antiques, fashion, food) for six years
The Times columnist on country matters, provincial life and occasional Thunderer
Chocolate columnist for The Times.
Founder and editor of the Daily Express’ first colour magazine, dx
Gap Year Bush teacher Down Under. Toured Java in the presidential train
Chief electrician on a container ship
Travel bug bit early when Jane’s parents packed the family’s Triumph Herald with two children and a nanny and drove through France and over the Pyrenees for holidays in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. When Jane and her brother were adolescent their mother took them on a camping tour of America from Niagara to New Orleans where they bedded down with the alligators in the Everglades. Later she travelled overland to India, via Afghanistan, on public transport (and one camel). More recently she caught dengue fever in Vietnam.