Kerri-Anne Kennerley: “Parts of it were agony.”

by |November 28, 2017

In 2017, Kerri-Anne Kennerley was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame for her vibrant and enduring television career that has spanned over 50 years. And Kerri-Anne isn’t done yet. Actress, singer and Australian TV personality, Kerri-Anne is a home-grown household name. She is the queen of television. But behind the glamour of a public life is a private woman. And a survivor.

Enter A Bold Life, Kerri-Anne’s powerful and honest memoir about a young girl who chased her dream of being a cabaret star to New York, only to find herself stranded in a violent marriage to a dangerous drug addict. As a woman, Kerri-Anne’s drive didn’t waver and she built a remarkable 50-year career in one of the most male-dominated industries of all. Her name is synonymous with some of the most iconic moments in Australian TV history. Writing about such a life brought both highs and lows for the TV-star.

“Parts of it were a lot of fun and parts of it were agony.” – Kerri-Anne

It’s been a long, hard road for Kerri-Anne, on and off the screen. A Bold Life draws a spotlight onto some of her personal crises over the years, all of which she has handled with dignity and grace. She’s reflected on a lifetime’s memories, good and bad.

“I had the opportunity to go back.” – Kerri-Anne

If you’re wanting an extraordinary and inspiring read, or know someone who would devour one, grab a copy of Kerri-Anne’s story A Bold Life. In the meantime, have a listen to our interview with Kerri-Anne about her life, her story and her new book:

A Bold Lifeby Kerri-Anne Kennerley

A Bold Life

by Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Kerri-Anne Kennerley is Australia's queen of television. But behind the glamour of a public life is a private woman. And a survivor.

Honest, fabulous, powerful and poignant, this is Kerri-Anne Kennerley's own extraordinary and inspiring story of A Bold Life.

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Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.


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