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020 _a9781760529765
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_b.H43 2019
082 0 4 _a943.71/2092
100 1 _aHeaslip, Tanya,
245 1 0 _aAlice to Prague:
_bthe charming true story of an outback girl who finds adventure - and love - on the other side of the world /
_cTanya Heaslip.
264 1 _aCrows Nest, New South Wales :
_bAllen & Unwin,
300 _axvi, 342 page ;
_c24 cm
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
520 _aIn 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.
600 1 0 _aHeaslip, Tanya
650 0 _aYoung women
650 0 _aWomen travelers
651 0 _aPrague (Czech Republic)
_vSocial life and customs.
651 0 _aPrague (Czech Republic)
_xDescription and travel.
655 7 _aAutobiographies.
655 7 _aTravel writing.
942 _2ddc