Hippy Days, Arabian Nights:
From Life in the Bush to Love on the Nile
Spanning five decades and as many continents, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is a funny, moving and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life will never be summerised by the words 'could have' or 'should have'.
Whether it's following her dreams or chasing matters of the heart, from the outset Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed life by the throat and jumped in feet first. Visit her artist website here.
What people are saying...
‘Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is an enthralling memoir of an unconventional life boldly lived, told with sparkling description, affectionate humour and from a full heart.’ - Anne Crawford, non-fiction author
‘A wonderful depiction of living without bounds and loving without fear. Katherine writes like she lives: courageously, passionately and without regret.' - Kimina Lyall, former South East Asian correspondent, The Australian.
‘This sparkling memoir will take you deeply into the lives of back-to-the-earth, self-sustaining hippies of the 80s and 90s and a passionate relationship between a feminist free-thinker and an Egyptian man twenty-seven years her junior. Artist Katherine Boland lived on the edge of social mores that most of us cling to. She tells her extraordinary story with humour, insight and a painterly eye.' - Jill Sanguinetti, author
‘Funny, wry, heart breaking at times but always utterly absorbing, this is a must read. Katherine will charm readers with her self-deprecating humour and engaging frankness.’- Rebecca Barber, ANU Library