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Alice to Prague : the charming true story of an outback girl who finds adventure - and love - on the other side of the world / Tanya Heaslip.

By: Heaslip, Tanya [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xvi, 342 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781760529765 (paperback).Subject(s): Heaslip, Tanya -- Travel -- Memoir | Heaslip, Tanya -- Travel -- Czechoslovakia | Young women -- Australia -- Travel -- Biography | Australians -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Biography | Women travelers -- Anecdotes | Australian travel writing | Prague (Czech Republic) -- Social life and customs | Prague (Czech Republic) -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Travel writing.DDC classification: 914.3712 Summary: 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 dreamt 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 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.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Default Deer Park Library (DIY)
Travel, Language & Culture
Non-fiction 914.3712 HEAL Available IA2036872
Default Sunshine Library
Travel, Language & Culture
Non-fiction 914.3712 HEAL Available IA2036873
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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 dreamt 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 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.

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