Beyond Alice - Author Talk


Join us for a book presentation and Q & A  Session with Tanya Heaslip. Her latest  memoir; 'Beyond Alice' is a warm, humorous and uplifting story of a small girl who triumphs.   


In 1975, twelve-year-old Tanya Heaslip leaves her isolated home in outback Australia and is sent sixteen hundred kilometers south to a girls' boarding school for an education the bush can't provide. The freedom of her young life gives way to an unfriendly world of stone and concrete, high walls, small skies, uniforms, harsh words and endless rules that make no sense.

In common with many children of the outback, Tanya struggles to adjust to boarding school. Yet, over time, her fellow boarders become her new family and Tanya  survives both by writing, and by telling her stories of family, race meetings, gymkhanas, camp drafts and stock camps to her loyal friends.

Tanya's pain of losing family and the trauma of dislocation are ultimately transformed into five life-changing years. She emerges stronger and more resilient, now  determined to carve out her own life.

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  • Saturday, 31 July 2021 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


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