Jane Ellen Audrey Furneaux was born in St. John’s by a midwife and doctor in 1931. The Jane Ellen part of her name is a tribute to her grandmother, who died of breast cancer six months after Jane was born.
Jane is the daughter of Jack and Margaret Furneaux. Her father was the only veterinarian in Newfoundland for many years. He treated mainly horses until after the Second World War, when his practice focused mainly on small animals. Growing up, Jane was often referred to as “the horse doctor’s daughter” when she followed him on his calls and people asked about “the little one.”
Jane Furneaux married John C. Crosbie in 1952, when both were twenty-one years old. In addition to a lifetime spent heavily involved in municipal, provincial, and federal politics, Jane served as honorary patron of the Bannerman Park Foundation during the years her husband served as lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.
Flanker Press Ltd. Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 0V8 Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.