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Book Club Questions for Baby and a Backpack

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If you want to use my book  Baby and a Backpack for your book club or reading group – thank you so much! Here are some questions you might like to use.

  1. Which of Jane’s personality traits helped her deal with her childhood? Do you think they also helped her on her journey?
  2. How do you think Jane’s relationship with men was affected by her relationship with her father? What do you think of the Dazzler?
  3. Would you consider Jane’s decision to take Poppy around the world – a responsible parenting decision?
  4. When Jane tells stories of her childhood, which story stands out for you the most and why?
  5. If Jane’s mother hadn’t become ill, what kind of mother do you think she would have been?
  6. Which character stood out the most for you and why?
  7. Jane experienced a transformation from teenager (wild child) to mother to woman. Do you think this transformation happens (and in that order) to all females?
  8. How do you think living in Bali affected Jane’s  life choices?
  9. Did the ending turn out the way you expected? How did you feel about it?
  10. How did reading the book affect you?
  11. If you had no limitations, what would you do with your life?




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Baby and a Backpack: Pictures from the Book

These are pictures from  the Book I wrote Baby and a Backpack

Living in Bali before I met The Blonde.

Jane in Bali before meeting the Blond

Pregnant with Poppy in Glastonbury

Jane pregnant

At the airport with a 12 week old baby and an around-the-world ticket.

At the airport with a 12 weeks old baby and an around-the-world ticket

Villa Poppy in Bali.

Villa Poppy

Poppy in the English Countryside helping me to garden.

Poppy born in the English Countryside

The Dazzler, my father when he was a wrestler.


Dazzler shots

Me, a wild teenager living with my mother.

A wild teenager

It took me a quite a while to get fit and well again after my teenage years

It took me a while to get better …

Poppy in Hawaii with her freind the parrot

Poppy in Hawaii

In LA with Ted

Poppy and me in LA

Rosemary, the kind lady who helped me in England.


Gwellar, Rosemary’s dog


Poppy’s Nana Helen; such a wonderful woman.

Poppy and her Nana Helen

With my sister Kay when we were kids

me & Kay

I got to see my brother Dax again in 2014. Sadly I do not get to see him for years at a time because we live so far apart.

jane & Dax

Dax and Kay together again too.

Kay & Dax

The baby shoes I had made for the front cover of my book.

baby shoes


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Cover Preview: Baby and a Backpack

Here is a sneak cover preview of my book: ‘Baby and a Backpack’. It will be released in Australia on April 24th (perfect for a Mother’s Day gift). It will be available digitally and though Amazon. Click on the book cover image. It will become really big   – so you can read the back cover.

Baby and a Backpack

Baby and a Backpack Book cover

Me, the first time I saw the cover!



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