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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague 1

The charming true story of an outback girl who finds adventure - and love - on the other side of the world

by Tanya Heaslip

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/05/2019

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What happens when a young independent Northern Territory country girl decides to follow her dreams and go off in search of adventures abroad? An honest, often funny, bittersweet memoir of love, loss and belonging; of the hard-won understanding around where home lies.

In 1994, with a battered copy of Let's Go Europe stuffed in her backpack, Tanya Heaslip left her safe life as a lawyer in outback Australia and travelled to the post-communist Czech Republic.

Dismissing concerns from family and friends that her safety and career were at risk, she arrived with no teaching experience whatsoever, to work at a high school in a town she'd never heard of, where the winters are frigid and plunge to sub-zero temperatures.

During her childhood on an isolated cattle station in Central Australia, Tanya had always dreamed of adventure and romance in Europe but the Czech Republic was not the stuff of her dreams. On arrival, however, she falls headlong into misadventures that change her life forever.

This land of castles, history and culture opened up to her and she to it. In love with Prague and her people, particularly with the charismatic Karel, who takes her into his home, his family and as far as he can into his heart, Tanya learns about lives very different to hers.

Alice to Prague is a bittersweet story of a search for identity, belonging and love, set in a time, a place and with a man that fill Tanya's life with contradictions.

ISBN:
9781760529765
9781760529765
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-05-2019
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
360
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Tanya Heaslip

Tanya Heaslip was born on a cattle station in outback Australia at the height of the Cold War. She grew up to study and then practice Law.

In 1989 she travelled to Europe for the first time and in 1994 she moved to the Czech Republic where she taught English for two and a half years.

Since then Tanya has returned to the Czech Republic many times. Tanya now lives in the Northern Territory with her husband.

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  • Alice to Prague

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    I absolutely loved the book and so did other people. Entertaining, witty and so much truths in it. For everyone who can remember that era and live in that country