Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. For many years she worked for the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Gaultier to Galliano. She is the co-author of Fabulous Frocks and Elizabeth Reigning in Style also published by Pavilion. She has been writing for the National Trust Books list for the last four years and was the chief contributor to the National Trust Book of the Countryside. Her other books include Wild Food, Keeping Hens, Home-Grown Fruit, Allotments, Herbs, Hedgerows & Wildlife and Mushrooms. Jane has produced two books linked to television series: Victorian Pharmacy and Britain by Bike, which won Outdoor Book of the Year at the 2011 Hay Festival. In her spare time Jane is a softie cyclist and a keen amateur bird taxidermist.