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The Resource Run for your life : a memoir, by Jill Jolliffe

Run for your life : a memoir, by Jill Jolliffe

Label
Run for your life : a memoir
Title
Run for your life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Jill Jolliffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Forced into adoption and taken in by a violent household, the course of Jill Jolliffe's life was set before she had time to choose. She ran away as a teen and has been running ever since. Jolliffe became a thorn in the establishment's side and earned herself a hefty ASIO file in the process. Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent risking her life to report on Indonesia's occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal, and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola. In time she came to realise that the recurring pattern of her career was telling the stories of young women in distress, as though bidding to free her younger self from the chains of being a 'Forgotten Australian'. In the course of writing her memoir, an unexpected meeting with her birth mother completes the circle of her past
Summary
Forced into adoption and taken in by a violent household, the course of Jill Jolliffe's life was set before she had time to choose. She ran away as a teen and has been running ever since. Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent risking her life to report on Indonesia's occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal, and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola. In the course of writing her memoir, an unexpected meeting with her birth mother completes the circle of her past.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10641272
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jolliffe, Jill
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jolliffe, Jill
  • Jolliffe, Jill
  • Adopted children
  • Adoptees
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
Target audience
adult
Label
Run for your life : a memoir, by Jill Jolliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052943777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922213273
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
Run for your life : a memoir, by Jill Jolliffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052943777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922213273
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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