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Colleen McCullough

Full Name: Colleen Mccullough
Gender: Female
Hometown: Wellington, NSW
Born: 1937-06-01
Number of Works: 48
Colleen McCullough AO (born 1 June 1937) is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. Colleen was born in Wellington in central west New South Wales to James and Laurie McCullough.

She grew up during World War II. In her first year of medical studies at the University of Sydney she suffered dermatitis from surgical soap and was told to abandon her dreams of becoming a medical doctor. Instead, she switched to neuroscience and worked in Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. In 1963 she moved to the United Kingdom where she met the chairman of the neurology department at Yale University at the Great Ormond Street hospital in London, who offered her a research associate job at Yale. McCullough spent ten years researching and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. In the late 1970s she settled on Norfolk Island in the Pacific, where she met her husband, Ric Robinson, to whom she has been married since 1983. She now lives in Sydney.

ISBN: 0380018179, 9780380018178
Keywords: birds, thorn
Pages: 692
Published: 1977
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0380710811, 9780380710812
Keywords: rome, masters, man, first
Pages: 1076
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds comes a masterpiece of historical fiction that is fascinating, moving, and gloriously heroic. The reader is swept into the whirlpool of pageantry, passion, splendor, chaos and earth-shattering upheaval that was ancient Rome. Here is the story of Marius, wealthy but lowborn, and Sulla, aristocratic but penniless and debauched -- extraordinary men of vision whose ruthless ambition will lay the foundations of the most awesome and enduring empire known to humankind. A towering saga of great events and mortal frailties, it is peopled with a vast, and
ISBN: 038071082X, 9780380710829
Keywords: rome, masters, crown, grass
Pages: 1104
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

In this great drama, Marius, the general who saved Rome from barbarian invasion and became consul an unprecedented six times, has fallen into decline. Sulla, his closest associate, has withdrawn himself from his commander's circle in preparation for his own bid for power. As a deadly enmity develops between the two men, Rome must fight its own battle for survival - first against her neighbouring Italian states, then against the barbaric Asian conqueror. Births, deaths, prophecies and rivalries combine to create a whirlwind of drama, and a remarkable insight into the passion and torment of anci
ISBN: 0380710846, 9780380710843
Keywords: rome, masters, women, caesar
Pages: 943
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0380710838, 9780380710836
Keywords: rome, masters, favorites, fortune
Pages: 1072
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%

They were blessed by the gods at birth with wealth and privilege. In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a bold new generation of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants of their beloved Republic. But there was one who towered above them all -- a brilliant and beautiful boy whose ambition was unequaled, whose love was legend and whose glory was Rome's. A boy they would one day call "Caesar."
ISBN: 0060510854, 9780060510855
Keywords: rome, masters, caesar
Pages: 928
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0671024205, 9780671024208
Keywords: rome, masters, horse, october
Pages: 1120
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

With her renowned storytelling gifts in full force, Colleen McCullough delivers a breathtaking novel that proves once again that she is the top historical novelist of our time.Grand in scope and vivid in detail, McCullough's gripping narrative thrusts readers headlong into the complex and fascinating world of Rome in the tumultuous last days of the Republic. At the height of his power, Gaius Julius Caesar becomes embroiled in a civil war in Egypt, where he finds himself enraptured by Cleopatra, the nation's golden-eyed queen. To do his duty as a Roman, however, he must forsake his love and ret
ISBN: 0060157399, 9780060157395
Keywords: missalonghi, ladies
Pages: 189
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

Sometimes fairy tales can come true--even for plain, shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicia nor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to a quiet life of near poverty at Missalonghi, her family's pitifully small homestead in Australia's Blue Mountains. But it's a brand new century--the twentieth--a time for new thoughts and bold new actions. And Missy Wright is about to set every self-righteous tongue in the town of Byron wagging. Because she has just set her sights on a mysterious, mistrusted, and unsuspecting stranger... who just might be Prince Char
ISBN: 0671024183, 9780671024185
Keywords: morgan
Pages: 848
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

<font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Our Review</font>A New McCullough ClassicIn the tradition of her epic bestseller, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough offers up a saga of love found, love lost, and agony endured in Morgan's Run. McCullough brings history to life through the eyes of Richard Morgan, an Englishman swept up in the bitter vicissitudes of fate. McCullough's trademark flair for detail is like a ride in a time machine, transporting readers to the late 18th century. From the shores of Bristol, England, to the dungeons of a British pris