‘I have just finished reading your wonderful book and wanted to write to say how truly amazing & brave & beautiful it is.’ Bear Grylls
‘Alice’s book chronicles not only her physical decline, but also the overwhelming psychological tsunami faced by someone with a degenerative disease.’ Catherine O’Brien, The Times
‘This true story of determination and courage cannot fail to move readers.’ OK Magazine
‘Extremely well written ... in a light, confident style that kept me reading even when I should have been doing other things.’ Sue Fairhead, The Bookbag
‘So inspiring, it captures you, and on many occasions it’s as if you are there with Alice sharing her experiences as she puts thoughts to paper... Beautifully written... you will not want to put it down!’ Helen Copeland, Goodreads
From the bestselling author of ebook sensation Monday to Friday Man
Love, lust, boys and shopping – the main worries of a teenage girl? Not for eighteen-year-old Alice Peterson, who, at the height of her youth and promising tennis career, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the midst of shock and denial, and the enduring question, 'Isn't it old people who get arthritis?', Alice had to learn to live with what quickly turned from the odd ache and pain to a very aggressive form of the illness, and rediscover a new path in life.
Alice’s brilliant account of both her tennis-mad childhood and battle to live with RA is an uplifting, humourous and heart-warming story. Here is a story of how, armed with courage, she left behind a world she loved to overcome the pain of a degenerative disease.
Another Alice is also a story of friendship, family, growing up and the desire to be normal. Above all it celebrates the power of the human spirit.
A compelling tale, told with wit, charm and frankness that is absolutely unputdownable.
Another Alice is dedicated to Alice’s mother and father.
About the Author
Alice Peterson is the author of two non-fiction books: a family memoir based on her grandmother’s life in Rhodesia, M’Coben, Place of Ghosts, and A Will to Win, now republished as Another Alice. Since writing her own personal story she has turned to fiction and written five novels. She lives in west London with her handsome Lucas Terrier, Mr Darcy.