Keep Calm and Carry Vegemite

Allison Rushby


Keep Calm and Carry Vegemite

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When Allison Rushby’s family, including two small children, decide to make their way halfway across the world to live in Cambridge for a year, many a mother tells her she is ‘awfully brave’ (read: crazy). Leaving behind a tried and tested, scheduled world of swimming lessons, lunchbox packing and her school gate tribe, she joins the many women before her who have penned a travel memoir.

And quickly finds out why they are all single and childless.

Over her year abroad, she struggles to embrace change and make the most of a new and different life, learning all she has to lose is thousands of dollars and her sanity.


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Author Information

Allison Rushby

Having failed at becoming a ballerina with pierced ears (her childhood dream), Allison Rushby instead began a writing career as a journalism student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Within a few months she had slunk sideways into studying Russian. By the end of her degree she had learned two very important things: that she wasn’t going to be a journalist; and that there are hundreds of types of vodka and they’re all pretty good. After several years …