The never before told story of Alice Anderson, entrepreneur and pioneer, who established the first motor service in Australia run entirely by women.
From her teenage years growing up in rural Victoria, learning to shoot and braking in the family horse, Alice had a reputation as one of the most fearless, resourceful girls in the district.
A Spanner in the Works is the first complete story of Alice Anderson’s life. The manuscript includes rare photographs of Alice and the garage girls as well as garage paraphernalia, interviews and letters. It traces Alice’s numerous achievements since erased from the public imagination, and reveals details of her death wrapped in a family secret kept hidden for almost a century.