Alice Peterson Author of If You Were Here

Another Alice

- A young woman's battle to overcome rheumatoid arthritis

‘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.


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  • ‘I have just finished reading your wonderful book and wanted to write to say how truly amazing & brave & beautiful it is.’
    Bear Grylls
  • ‘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
  • ‘This true story of determination and courage cannot fail to move readers.’
    OK Magazine