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Viewing Entry - Butterfly on a Pin (E15356)
by Hill, Alannah

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TitleButterfly on a Pin : A Memoir of Love, Despair and Reinvention
Author / Responsible partyHill, Alannah
TopicsAutobiography Businesswomen -- Australia -- Biography. Fashion designers -- Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other. When she was only 15, Alannah Hill ran away from her poverty stricken and abusive home in rural Australia. Haunted by her mother's voice: "You can't sew, nobody likes you and you"re going to end up in a shallow grave, dear!", and armed with fierce determination, she went on to become one of the country's most successful fashion designers and a trailblazing icon. But even at the heights of her success and happiness she struggled between two identities - the 'good' Alannah and the 'mongrel bastard' Alannah. And when things began to unravel, she had to find the strength to reinvent herself again. Here, Alannah bares her soul, in an extraordinary memoir about overcoming adversity and daring to dream.

Additional Information

System control numberE15356
Original Print PublisherRichmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2018.
Narrator NameAlannah Hill
Participant or performer noteAlannah Hill
Narrators GenderFemale narrator