Welcome! Enjoy looking at my paintings, but first let me introduce you to my new book – Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs.

Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs – unravelling mysterious family connections in a secret adoption

by Jane Eales    –   my story

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I was born and adopted in London, and grew up in Zimbabwe. After I left home and had moved to South Africa my request to see my birth certificate led to the revelation that I was adopted. Sworn to secrecy and forbidden to ever search for my biological family, I honoured this promise until after my adoptive parents died. Decades later, a heart-wrenching family crisis combined with a longing to know my origins eventually led to a wonderful welcome by my biological family. It was then that I learnt that my biological mother was a charming multilingual British spy sent to Arnhem just prior to the airborne invasion during WWII. My mother, a spy! Surely not. I couldn’t let this rest…  and after nine years, this book is the result. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ‘Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs’ is published by Middle Harbour Press Pty Ltd as a paperback (ISBN 978 0 9925276 0 0) and an eBook (ISBN 978 0 9925276 1 7). Click here and scroll down for more information about the book, how to buy it,  reviews, discussion notes for book clubs,  and a link to a 10 minute radio interview with Jane and Lish Fejer at ABC666Canberra on the 23rd November 2014, You will open in another tab.  It is easy to return here afterwards.

In 2008  I started drawing and painting lessons once a week. I had never painted before and couldn’t believe the joy and peace it gave me.  You can judge for yourself as you look through the landscapes, the portraits, still life and other paintings.  So take heart, It’s never too late to try something new.

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