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Did you know that Beyonce is an avid consumer of crime novels? That Johnny Depp loves playing with Barbie dolls (and collects pig skeletons)? And Liam Neeson is such a fly-fishing fan that he’s been on the show Fly Fishing the World five times?

In our new Wheeler Centre series, You Don’t Know Me, we uncover the off-centre obsessions, surprising passions and all-consuming hobbies of high profile figures who are well known for something else entirely.

Feminist commentator and advertising copywriter Jane Caro (a regular Gruen panellist and Sunday Life columnist) is the first to take centre stage. She’ll share her passion for Queen Elizabeth I (the royal last immortalised in popular culture by Cate Blanchett). Of course, if you’re a teen reader, you won’t be surprised at all: Jane has written two young adult novels based on the life of the young Elizabeth.

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Jane Caro

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum and Sunrise. She has created and presented five documentary series for ABC’s Compass... Read more

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Break... Read more

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