French, Jackie (Credit Kelly Sturgis)
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Ambassadors > Jackie French

Jackie French

Bestselling author, ecologist, historian, dyslexic, honourary wombat.
“Each time you read a book you are every character in it. A book can show us who we were, and who we are, and who each of us may be. Reading is also the best escapism from boredom or terror ever. You can see the icecream on a screen. But in a book you can taste it…..”

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