As well as being an artist, Jane is a prolific writer, having already written 19 books, most of these brought out by well-known publishers such as Macmillan, Duckworth, Batsford, Optima and Abelard. Some, however, are now available from her own imprint, Glis-Glis Publishing.

She has written in a number of different genres, as you can see below:

Children’s novels

2014 The Egyptian Princess (Glis-Glis Publishing)

2014 Saving the Dinosaurs (Glis-Glis Publishing)
First published in 1994 by Macmillan Children’s Books

2013 Under Buckingham Palace (Glis-Glis Publishing)
First published as Sludge-Gulpers in 1997 by Macmillan Children’s

2012 Below the Green Pond (Glis-Glis Publishing)
First published in 1982 by Abelard Shuman Limited

Fashion / social history

2012 A Stitch in Time vol. 2 (Arbour House Publishing Ltd)
co-written with Susan Crawford

2008 A Stitch in Time vol. 1 (Arbour House Publishing Ltd)
co-written with Susan Crawford

2006 Knitting Fashions of the 1940s (Crowood Press)

1984 The Man’s Knitting Book (Thames and Hudson)

1981 The Thirties Family Knitting Book (Duckworth)

1977 A Man’s Book (Duckworth)

1974 Some Things for the Children (Duckworth)

1972 A Stitch in Time (Duckworth)

Social History of the Second World War
(Co-written with her husband, Michael Vaughan-Rees)

1990 Blitz: the Civilian War (Optima)

1989 Women in Uniform (Papermac)

1987 Women in Wartime: how women’s magazines saw and attempted to influence the roles of women during WW2.(Optima)


2001 The Human Form in Clay (Crowood Press)

1998 Colour in Clay (Crowood Press)

1990 Hand Built Ceramics (Batsford)

Reviews on Ceramics 

Review on Glass (from La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre: 1993)
(link to be established!)