Jane Taylor was born in London on September 23rd 1783. She and her sisters were part of a large literary family. She is of course most famous for 'The Star', a poem which we now all know by its first line 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. However she was rather more accomplished than that poem might state. Here we collect a great deal of her best work. Jane was to die on April 13th 1824 of breast cancer at the age of 40. She is buried at Ongar Churchyard. Many of her works were collected and published in five volumes by her brother in 1832. However much of her output in essays, plays, stories, poems, and letters have never been published.