Author Information


Jan Carroll grew up in Elizabeth/Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia and going to Catholic boarding school during the 40s/50s at Kincoppal/Rose Bay.  Her grandfather was E. J. Carroll – producer of early Australian silent films.  He built the magnificent Prince Edward Theatre in Sydney, which became her home away from home when her mother was too drunk to care for her.  She spent holidays farmed out to different families of school friends.   Her book is about the experience she’s had with her mother’s alcoholism.