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Janey of Beechlands

Ennis Honey

Published 1947
287 pages
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 About the Book 

Born in Victoria in 1919, Ennis Josephine Honey was the daughter of Joseph O’Callaghan, and his wife Ennis (Irene), nee Angus. She was educated at Elwood Central School and Melbourne Girls’ High School, becoming a student teacher after graduation. She moved to Melbourne in 1942, after winning a radio station acting contest, where she had a number of small radio parts. A stint as a governess in northern New South Wales, and as a private librarian followed, the latter introducing her to publisher Bill Honey, whom she married in 1944.Honey worked in school broadcasting from 1964-66, and as sub-editor of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1965-75. In addition to her many articles - which appeared in publications such as the Daily Mirror, New Idea, Sydney Morning Herald, Home and Family and 24 Hours - Honey wrote four picture-books for young children, a childrens novel, a collection of poetry, a biography of Violet Somerset, and a memoir of her own time as a schoolgirl.-From: Bonza Schooldays