Her first book, The Gentle Art of Domesticity, chronicles Jane's forays into many a crafty endeavour - knitting, crochet, quilting, gardening and baking among others - drawing you into her colourful and creative world full of tea cosies, hand-knitted socks and vibrant tulips. More a coffee table book than a how-to, it's one of my favourite visual feasts to get me in a crafty mood.
While I loved The Gentle Art, I must admit that I favour Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, because it deals with two of my favourite subjects: food and classic children's stories! The book is not a picture-oriented recipe book, rather, a literary one. It's packed with recipes for the tasty treats written about in classic children's books, including many of my favourites from Enid Blyton! If you're someone who fancies a Famous Five picnic or a midnight feast worthy of Malory Towers, then I suspect you'll love this book as much as I do.
And speaking of midnight feasts... it's only 11.29pm here, but you wouldn't judge me if I had mine a little early now, would you?