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Jane Billinghurst is editor, writer, and translator. She was the translator of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees and recently collaborated with him on Forest Walking.
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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!

Jane Billinghurst is the author of six books, including Grey Owl: The Many Faces of Archie Belaney and The Armchair Book of Gardens. After a career in book publishing in Canada as an editor and author, Billinghurst moved just across the border to Anacortes, Washington, where she retired and became a WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardener. A couple of years later, she came out of retirement to translate books from German into English, including Peter Wohlleben’s New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees. Since then, Billinghurst has worked with Peter translating and editing numerous titles for both adults and children. To partner with Peter as a co-author for Forest Walking, she travelled around North America for four months, covering 17,000 miles in her camper van as she made her way from the Pacific Northwest to Big Bend, Texas, up the east coast and into Quebec, stopping in Algonquin Provincial Park and Waterton before finding her way home.

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I’m going to say something by Len Deighton. I don’t remember exactly which book, but I do remember my mother did not want me to read it because of the language. I was, of course, reading it for the plot.

I’m sorry to say my favorite line (which is from Tom Stoppard’s play Jumper’s) is “No problem is insoluble, given a big enough plastic bag.” That seems just awful nowadays with all the problems with plastic pollution, so I will also include my second favorite, a stage direction from another play (Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale), “Exit, pursued by a bear.”

Definitely (relatively) clean. Too much clutter makes me anxious.

What worry doesn’t? The hamster wheel of despair is in constant motion, mostly with concerns about where we are headed and how we need to learn so much more about our planet before we destroy it all.

Probably to undertake an extreme hike on my own without worrying about being eaten by bears (see stage direction above).

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