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Alice Peterson - Author

About the Author

Alice Peterson has written two non-fiction books, a personal story called A Will to Win, which has been updated and republished as Another Alice, and a family memoir based on her grandmother’s life in Rhodesia. Two novels followed, published by Black Swan – Look the World in the Eye and You, Me and Him.

Featured books by Alice Peterson

One Step Closer to You

One Step Closer to You

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

After Polly ends her relationship with the father of her young son, Louis, she is determined to move on. All she wants is to focus on her job, her friends and to be a good mum. No more looking over her shoulder. No more complications...Then Polly meets Ben. Ben is guardian of his niece, Emily. They become close, with Polly teaching Ben how to plait Emily's hair, and Ben playing football with Louis. Their friendship is unexpected. Polly's never been happier. But when Louis's dad reappears in their life, all Polly's mistakes come back to haunt her and her resolve weakens when he swears he has changed. Will she give herself a second chance to love?

Other books by Alice Peterson

Song for Tomorrow

Song for Tomorrow

Author: Alice Peterson, Miranda Cook, Sandra Duncan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Tom fell in love with Alice the moment he saw her. He realises that being with her will not be easy, but she is a force of nature, a burst of sunlight in his otherwise ordinary world. Some people might look at Alice and think she has everything, but Alice knows she is not like other women. Her life is complicated, unpredictable, difficult. Alice does not like pity. All she wants to do, has ever wanted to do, is sing. Alice has been told not to follow her dreams. So has Tom. But when fate has already dealt a tough hand, it's time to stop listening to everyone else and only followtheir hearts.

A Song for Tomorrow

A Song for Tomorrow

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Tom fell in love with Alice the moment he saw her. He realises that being with her will not be easy, but she is a force of nature, a burst of sunlight in his otherwise ordinary world. Some people might look at Alice and think she has everything, but Alice knows she is not like other women. Her life is complicated, unpredictable, difficult. Alice does not like pity. All she wants to do, has ever wanted to do, is sing. Alice has been told not to follow her dreams. So has Tom. But when fate has already dealt a tough hand, it's time to stop listening to everyone else and only follow their hearts. `A heart-wrenching read ... A moving story of an extraordinary young woman and the triumph of her spirit against huge odds' Fanny Blake, Sunday Express 'An almost unbearably moving portrait of courage in the face of adversity, and the enduring power of love.... it's impossible to get to the end of this powerful and poignant story without a lump in the throat' Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror `A Song for Tomorrow is an extraordinary story that goes straight to the heart. Alice Peterson celebrates her namesake with great understanding and skill, acknowledging the frailties and strengths, the ambitions and the talent of an amazing young woman' Janet Ellis, author of The Butcher's Hook `An inspiring, uplifting novel about an extraordinary young woman who refuses to let anything stand in the way of her love and her dream' Julie Cohen, author of R&J Book Club pick Dear Thing 'A wonderful book about the beautiful Alice Martineau that both inspired me and made me cry uncontrollably when I finished it' Becky Barrow, Sunday Times 'What a beautiful, passionate story. I couldn't physically put the book down... I had to keep on reading' Alice Beer, journalist, broadcaster & author `Touching and vivid... A book that will live on in the hearts of many' Casilda Grigg, journalist `A Song for Tomorrow brought Alice's soul to life. This book had me in tears, my favourite book of the year Lizzy Ward Thomas, from the band Ward Thomas `An emotional uplifting page-turner, inspired by the true story of the singer, Alice Martineau, that celebrates making every moment in life count, and never giving up' Jo Charrington, Capitol Records 'If you read nothing else this year, please read this book! You won't regret it! I didn't know anything about Alice Martineau when I opened this book but now I want to know more about this incredible woman.' Reading between the pages...

You, Me and Him

You, Me and Him

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Josie and Finn are happily married, with promising careers, and a gorgeous young son, George. But despite their apparently enviable lives, George's hyperactivity disorder means the days aren't always easy. Josie's best friend Justin has always been there for her, and when she finds out she's pregnant again she turns to him for support. She loves George, but it's just such hard work, especially as Josie takes much of the strain. Finn is suspicious. What does Justin want in return for his help? And just how close are they really?

Letters From My Sister

Letters From My Sister

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Bells is always writing to her sister Katie, but Katie never replies. Preoccupied with her glamorous career in fashion, her busy life and her boyfriend Sam, she just doesn't have the time. Then Bells announces that she's coming to stay. She's not a secret exactly, but. . . Sam doesn't know she exists. For Bells doesn't fit into Katie's perfect world. But when Bells does arrive, everything changes for Katie. Perhaps her perfect life isn't so perfect after all?

The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2015

Love may hurt, but not loving hurts even more . . . January Wild loves her daughter, her dog Spud and her childhood home by the sea. Single parenting is tough, but January has no regrets. She has a job she loves, a happy home, and the support of her beloved grandfather. The arrival of a new boss, however, threatens to shake up January's safe world. Ward Metcalfe loves great sales results and a well-run office. Everyone at her office agrees: Ward is a soulless, corporate slave driver. Even Spud, the company mascot, dislikes him. A secret stands between them. Yet over time January realises first impressions aren't always right. Slowly she unravels more and more about her new boss, things she couldn't possibly have imagined, nor expected...

One Step Closer to You

One Step Closer to You

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

After Polly ends her relationship with the father of her young son, Louis, she is determined to move on. All she wants is to focus on her job, her friends and to be a good mum. No more looking over her shoulder. No more complications...Then Polly meets Ben. Ben is guardian of his niece, Emily. They become close, with Polly teaching Ben how to plait Emily's hair, and Ben playing football with Louis. Their friendship is unexpected. Polly's never been happier. But when Louis's dad reappears in their life, all Polly's mistakes come back to haunt her and her resolve weakens when he swears he has changed. Will she give herself a second chance to love?

Another Alice

Another Alice

Author: Alice Peterson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2013

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.

By My Side

By My Side

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

One step can change everything... Cass Brooks wishes she could turn back time. She'd go back to that morning and retrace her steps. Her boyfriend, Sean, would still be with her. Her mother wouldn't be nagging her to plan a new future when all she wants is her old life back. But when Ticket, the most loyal golden Labrador, bursts into Cass's life, she dares to dream that she can be happy again, that maybe she has a future after all? Charlie Bell is single. Why can't he commit? Following his latest break up, he finds himself sitting next to a young woman called Cass on a flight to Colorado. She is unlike any woman he's met before...

Ten Years On

Ten Years On

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Rebecca is happily married to Olly and content with her job at a glamorous London art gallery. But when tragedy strikes, she decides to move back to her childhood home in the country, hoping time will help her to heal. Joe, born in the same country town as Rebecca, had a falling out with her a decade earlier. Now he's the successful owner of a wine bar, Maison Joe, and is breaking local hearts by dating a striking actress, Peta. Rebecca finds living with her parents again a challenge. Nor is it easy to discover that Joe lives and works too close for comfort. When she sees him once more, memories rush back to haunt her, along with unanswered questions about the past. Why did they lose touch? What was Olly hiding? Can Rebecca answer those questions and move on?

Another Alice An Inspiring True Story of a Young Woman's Battle to Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis

Another Alice An Inspiring True Story of a Young Woman's Battle to Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author: Alice Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2008

Love, lust, boys and coursework - the main worries of a teenage girl? Not for eighteen-year-old Alice Peterson, who, at the height of her youth and an 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 a very aggressive form of the illness, and rediscover a new path in life. Another Alice is at times utterly heart-breaking, and at others laugh-out-loud. Here is her story of how, armed with humour and courage, she left behind a world she loved to overcome the pain of a degenerative illness. Told with wit, charm and frankness, Another Alice is also a story of friendship, family, growing up and the desire to be 'normal'. But, above all, it celebrates the power of the human spirit.

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