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Annette Freeman is a born and bred Tasmanian and grateful for all that means. She was educated on the island and at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she completed degrees in English Literature and Law. Although there is a lot of creative satisfaction in literature there is not much money to be made, so the law was where her vocation took her. Having subsequently spent thirty years of her life as a high-powered corporate lawyer, whizzing about the globe and transacting business for multinationals, Annette now sees less of her office, and continues to travel as often as possible. She now has more time for writing, musing, studying philosophy and history — and adventure trekking.
Having discovered — only a few short years ago — that tramping around the highest mountains in the world was not only inspirational but actually do-able, Annette has trekked to Everest Base Camp, Patagonia, the Canadian Rockies, New Zealand, the Basque region of Spain, Antarctica, Machu Picchu, Tajikistan, Morocco, Iceland — and to Kilimanjaro, a rousing adventure recorded in her memoir 'Mt Kilimanjaro & Me'. A cruise to the Arctic resulted in the fictionalised memoir 'My Farthest North - An Arctic Diary.'
In between these adventures Annette opened — and closed — a very special café bookshop in the heart of Sydney. It was a tale worth telling, which she did in her book 'Tea in the Library'. Annette recently left Sydney, abandoning a moving feast of children, grandchildren, dogs and rabbits, to experience life in Europe, a base from which much more travel is possible.