‘Brave and beautiful’ Bear Grylls
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 extremely promising tennis career, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
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 an aggressive form of the illness, and rediscover a new path in life.
Another Alice is at times utterly heartbreaking, and at others laugh-out-loud. Here is a story of how, armed with humour and courage, she left behind a world she loved to overcome the pain of a degenerative disease.
Told with wit, charm and frankness, 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.
Another Alice is dedicated to Alice’s mother and father.
Alice talked about her autobiography to Libby Purves Radio 4’s Midweek.
‘Alice’s book chronicles not only her physical decline, but also
the overwhelming psychological tsunami faced by someone with a
Catherine O’Brien, The Times
‘I have just finished reading your wonderful book and wanted to
write to say how truly amazing & brave & beautiful it is.’
Bear Grylls, Everest Climber, Author and Public speaker
‘This true story of determination and courage cannot fail to
‘This book was so emotional and well written, I read it in a
day. In fact, I felt that I was not reading it, but was instead
listening to Alice tell her story.’
‘From a talented tennis player to being struck down with a horrendous illness, Alice tells her story with charm and bravery.’
‘I could not put this down. Please read it.’