This is Jill Baker’s first book, although she has had numerous articles and critiques published in her life as a journalist in radio, television and travel writing. She had never had any burning desire to write a book until after her father’s death when she felt it was important to document his life.
After playing a role as a tobacco farmer's wife for four years, Jill started life in broadcasting as a compiler of classical music in the record library of the R.B.C. Their daughter Nicky was born in 1971.
Jill moved into a presentation role taking over Music for the Morning and other classical radio, and then television, programmes. She became an anchor television news reader and presented many current affairs and culturally orientated television and radio programmes
She managed the radio section of Blackberry Productions before developing the television and radio production arm of the then Z.R.B.C.
She was also the driving force behind the Z.B.C’s Radio Three - approaching the BBC team responsible for formatting a new broadcasting service after Independence, with her ideas. These were adopted gratefully and she was given the job of carrying them out! Jill then formed her own company working largely in the tourism industry.
She moved to Australia with her family at the end of 1983.