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Colleen Margaretta McCullough (; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi. Life McCullough was born in 1937 in Wellington, in the Central West region of New South Wales, to James and Laurie McCullough. Her father was of Irish descent and her mother was a New Zealander of part-Māori descent. During her childhood, the family moved around a great deal and she was also "a voracious reader".Her family eventually settled in Sydney where she attended Holy Cross College, Woollahra, having a strong interest in both science and the humanities.She had a younger brother, Carl, who drowned off the coast of Crete when he was 25 while trying to rescue tourists in difficulty. She based a character in The Thorn Birds on him, and also wrote about him in Life Without the Boring Bits.Before her tertiary education, McCullough earned a living as a teacher, librarian and journalist. 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 at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.In 1963, McCullough moved for four years to the United Kingdom; at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London she met the chairman of the neurology department at Yale University who offered her a research associate job at Yale. She spent 10 years (April 1967 to 1976) researching and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. While at Yale she wrote her first two books. One of these, The Thorn Birds, became an international bestseller and one of the best selling books in history, with sales of over 30 million copies worldwide, that in 1983 inspired one of the most-watched television miniseries of all time.Her most important work, the Rome series, is not covered. The following paragraph, from her obituary from The Guardian, addresses that: Following The Thorn Birds, Col wrote her magnum opus: seven novels on the life and times of Julius Caesar, each a colossus weighing in at up to 1,000 pages. The Masters of Rome series preoccupied her for almost 30 years, from the early 1980s to the publication of the final volume in 2007. The research was a monumental task: a library of several thousand books and monographs on every aspect of Roman history and civilisation accumulated on the shelves of her home. She drew maps of cities and battlefields, scoured the world’s museums for busts and inscriptions, consulted experts in a dozen universities and recorded every known fact about her subject and his times. The GuardianThe success of these books enabled her to give up her medical-scientific career and to try to "live on [her] own terms." In the late 1970s, after stints in London and Connecticut, she settled on the isolation of Norfolk Island, off the coast of mainland Australia, where she met her husband, Ric Robinson. They married in April 1984. Under his birth name Cedric Newton Ion-Robinson, he was a member of the Norfolk Legislative Assembly. He changed his name formally to Ric Newton Ion Robinson in 2002.McCullough's 2008 novel, The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet engendered controversy with her reworking of characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Susannah Fullerton, the president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, said she "shuddered" while reading the novel, as she felt that Elizabeth Bennet was rewritten as weak, and Mr. Darcy as savage. Fullerton said: "[Elizabeth] is one of the strongest, liveliest heroines in literature … [and] Darcy's generosity of spirit and nobility of character make her fall in love with him – why should those essential traits in both of them change in 20 years?" Death McCullough died on 29 January 2015, at the age of 77, in the Norfolk Island Hospital, Burnt Pine, from apparent renal failure after suffering from a series of small strokes. She had suffered from failing eyesight due to haemorrhagic macular degeneration, and also suffered from osteoporosis, trigeminal neuralgia, diabetes and uterine cancer, and used a wheelchair full-time.She was buried in a traditional Norfolk Island funeral ceremony at the Emily Bay cemetery on the island. Honours In 1978, she received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. In 1984, a portrait of McCullough, painted by Wesley Walters, was a finalist in the Archibald Prize. The prize is awarded for the "best portrait painting preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics". The depth of historical research for the novels on ancient Rome led to her being awarded a Doctor of Letters degree by Macquarie University in 1993.She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia on 12 June 2006, "[f]or service to the arts as an author and to the community through roles supporting national and international educational programs, medico-scientific disciplines and charitable organisations and causes". Controversy In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in November 2004 to promote Angel Puss, McCullough said the men of Pitcairn Island that were convicted of sexual encounters with children should have been allowed to follow their "custom" and have sex with young girls. "The Poms have cracked the whip and it's an absolute disgrace. These are indigenous customs and should not be touched. These were the first people to inhabit Pitcairn Island, and they are racially unique. "It's hypocritical, too. Does anybody object when Muslims follow their customs? Nobody's afraid of 50 Polynesians, but they are very afraid of a million Muslims." The comments generated stories and references for years, including in the Taipei Times, The Guardian, and The Times. Bibliography Selected novels Tim (1974) The Thorn Birds (1977) An Indecent Obsession (1981) A Creed for the Third Millennium (1985) The Ladies of Missalonghi (1987) The Song of Troy (1998) Morgan's Run (2000) The Touch (2003) Angel Puss (2005) The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet (2008) Bittersweet (2013)Masters of Rome series The First Man in Rome (1990) The Grass Crown (1991) Fortune's Favourites (1993) Caesar's Women (1996) Caesar (1997) The October Horse (2002) Antony and Cleopatra (2007)Carmine Delmonico series McCullough also published five murder mysteries in the Carmine Delmonico series. On, Off (2006) Too Many Murders (December 2009) Naked Cruelty (2010) The Prodigal Son (2012) Sins of the Flesh (2013)Biographical work The Courage and the Will: The Life of Roden Cutler VC (1999)Memoir Life Without the Boring Bits (2011)Screen adaptations Tim – made into a movie in 1979 starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie The Thorn Birds – made into a TV miniseries in 1983 starring Richard Chamberlain and Barbara Stanwyck An Indecent Obsession – made .... Discover the Colleen Mccullough popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Colleen Mccullough books.

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The Prodigal Son

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The fourth entry in this “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) series by internationally acclaimed bestselling author Colleen McCullough sends Carmine Delmonico...

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El primer hombre de Roma

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Espléndido cuadro de la Roma republicana, con las fascinantes personalidades de hombres y mujeres que pusieron los cimientos del Imperio. La historia se inicia en el año 110 a. J. C., con ...

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Caesar's Women

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New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar—when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conques...

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The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels...

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Las mujeres de César

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¿Héroe o canalla? Éste es el retrato de la ascensión de Cayo Julio César hasta los lugares más prominentes de su mundo, una ascensión jalonada de conquistas tanto políticas como amor...

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La maison de l'ange

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La Maison de l'ange Sydney, 1960. Après avoir pris, son indépendance, Harriet, 21 ans s'installe dans un quartier mal famé de Sydney. L'atmosphère des lieux libère les sens de la jeune ...

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Les oiseaux se cachent pour mourir

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Écrasé par le soleil brûlant d'Australie, le domaine de Drogheda déploie ses milliers d'hectares à perte de vue. Sur ces terres, les Cleary vont pouvoir entamer une nouvelle vie, loin d...

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The October Horse

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In her new book about the men who were instrumental in establishing the Rome of the Emperors, Colleen McCullough tells the story of a famous love affair and a man whose sheer ability coul...

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Sins of the Flesh

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This thrilling mystery in the “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) Captain Carmine Delmonico series finds Carmine swept up in the hunt for not one, but two dep...

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Caesar

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In the long, fabled history of Rome, never was there one more adored -- yet more feared -- than Gaius Julius Caesar. Invincible on the field of battle, he commands the love and loyalty of th...

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I giorni della gloria

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Anche in questo romanzo capeggiano le indimenticabili figure di Caio Mario e Lucio Cornelio Silla. Intorno a loro l'autrice innalza e anima un'intera città, faro di civiltà e al tempo stes...

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Land der Dornen

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Schottland, 1872. Elizabeth Drummond kann der bitteren Armut nur entfliehen, wenn sie ihren Cousin Alexander Kinross heiratet. In Sydney erwartet sie jedoch ein Bräutigam, der ihr noch mehr...

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On, Off

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Proving once again that she can triumph in any genre of fiction, Colleen McCullough, the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds, now presents her readers with a gem of a murder mystery...

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Douze de trop

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Holloman, ville moyenne et plutôt tranquille du Connecticut. Jusqu'à cette journée d'avril 1967, où l'inspecteur Carmine Delmonico recense pas moins de douze cadavres ! Une hécatombe......

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L'île du maudit - L'espoir est une terre lointaine

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1775. Richard Morgan tient une taverne à Bristol. Lorsque son ls unique disparaît et que son épouse est retrouvée morte, il est pris dans les rets d'une justice impitoyable. Il est jeté...

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Bittersweet

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Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ...

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Les dames de Missalonghi

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" Colleen McCullough, à sa manière, plaide pour la cause des femmes : même quand on est pauvre, le bonheur peut passer à notre porte, il suffit de savoir le saisir. " Sylvie Genevoix,

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Les lauriers de Marius

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110 avant Jésus-Christ. La République romaine est à son apogée. Mais déjà, elle est minée par l'argent, la cupidité et les luttes de factions. Deux hommes, pourtant, vont se lever. D...

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Too Many Murders

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Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting sequel to On, Off. The year is 1967, and the wor...

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La corona de hierba

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Segundo libro de la serie, ésta es la historia del enfrentamiento de Mario y Sila por el poder en Roma, así como de la aparición de una nueva generación de jóvenes que con el tiempo tam...

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Les quatre filles du révérend Latimer

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Australie, 1925. Les sœurs Latimer, 18 et 19 ans, sont réputées dans toute la région pour leur beauté, leur esprit et... leur ambition. Edda et Grace, les aînées, sœurs jumelles, son...

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Le idi di marzo

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Il romanzo racconta il culmine della parabola di Giulio Cesare dopo la vittoria a Farsalo contro Pompeo, l’amore per Cleopatra e la nascita del figlio Cesarione, i malumori dei circoli ari...

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Antony and Cleopatra

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A sweeping epic of ancient Rome from the #1 bestselling author of The Thorn Birds In this breathtaking follow-up to The October Horse, Colleen McCu...

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The Touch

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Not since The Thorn Birds has Colleen McCullough written a novel of such broad appeal about a family and the Australian experience as The Touch.At its center...

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Cesare

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Cesare, la guerra gallica, un crescendo di trionfi, l'ostilità della vecchia Roma senatoria e l'amore del popolo. La ribellione, il passaggio del Rubicone, la guerra civile, e poi il succed...

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César

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54 a. J.C. Julio César avanza por la Galia aplastando a los feroces reyes guerreros que se cruzan en su camino. Sus victorias en nombre de Roma son épicas, pero los líderes de la Repúbli...

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An Indecent Obsession

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To the battle-broken soldiers In her care, nurseHonour Langtry is a precious, adored reminder of theworld before war. Then Michael Wilson arrives under acloud of mystery and shame to change ...

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La passion du Dr Christian

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À Holloman (Connecticut), ville rongée par le désespoir et la dépression, le docteur Joshua Christian prodigue à ses patients une attention particulière. Son charisme et l'aura magnét...

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I giorni del potere

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A Roma, durante gli ultimi anni della Repubblica, si respira un clima politico incerto e oscuro. Tra lotte sociali e guerre civili, alleanze e nuovi complotti, iniziano a brillare le figure ...

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Naked Cruelty

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Carmine Delmonico returns in another riveting page-turner by international bestselling author Colleen McCullough. America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of C...

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El pájaro espino

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El pájaro espino es, sin duda, uno de los grandes clásicos de la literatura contemporánea, y como tal ha cautivado a millones de lectores en todo el mundo. ...

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Le dernier banquet

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Janvier 1969. La quiétude d'Holloman, petite ville du Connecticut, est troublée par une série de meurtres.La première mort violente intervient lors d'un dîner de retrouvailles. Un fils ...

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The First Man in Rome

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With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious...

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Fleurs sanglantes

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Automne 1968. Holloman, ville moyenne du Connecticut, connaît une série de troubles sans précédent.Il y a d'abord cette étudiante qui vient porter plainte après avoir été violée. So...

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Keserédes

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A Latimer nővérek – két ikerpár – olyan közel állnak egymáshoz, amennyire csak testvérek állhatnak. Ám mind a négy ragyogó fiatal nőnek megvan a maga saját álma: Edda orvo...

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Angel

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The bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS returns with a novel of laughter, passion and more than a little magic …1960, Sydney's Kings Cross. Harriet Purcell leaves her convent...

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Les caprices de Miss Mary

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" Irrésistible ! " The Daily Mail Au décès de sa mère, Mary, la troisième des cinq sœurs Bennet, découvre la liberté. À 37 ans, elle qui n'a vécu que pour les autres est bien...

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A Creed for the Third Millennium

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Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr. Judith Carriol finds the man s...

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I favoriti della fortuna

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Mentre Silla esercita spietatamente il potere di dictator, il giovane Pompeo, brillante stratega, conduce difficili campagne militari. E si fa luce Giulio Cesare, sposato alla bella Cinnilla...

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Morgan's Run

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Colleen McCullough captivated millions with her beloved worldwide bestseller The Thorn Birds. Now she takes readers to the birth of modern Australia with a breathtaking saga brimmi...

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Le temps de l'amour

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La réédition d'un roman culte de ColleenMcCullough, l'auteure de Les oiseaux se cachent pour mourir. Écosse, 1872. À 16 ans, Elizabeth n'a jamais quitté son petit village, sa fami...

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The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

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Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. But what about their sister Mary? At the conclusion of Jane Austen's classic novel, Mary, bookish,...

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El caballo del César

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Una emocionante obra llena de intrigas, batallas, crímenes y amoríos.En el apogeo de su carrera, Julio César ha sometido a sus enemigos y extendido el imperio hasta lo...

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Fortune's Favorites

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With incomparable storytelling skill, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough brings Rome alive in all her majesty—and illuminates the world of those favored by the gods at bi...

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Le donne di Cesare

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Giulio Cesare, rientrato a Roma dalla Spagna, supera con slancio tutte le tappe del folgorante cursus honorum. E si muove con disinvoltura anche in campo amoroso, facendo strage di cuori tra...

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Tim

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Mary Horton is content with her comfortable, solitary existence . . . until she meets Tim. A beautiful young man with the mind of a child -- a gentle outcast in a cruel, unbending world -- h...

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On, Off

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The captivating novel from the international bestselling author of ‘The Thorn Birds’.Innocence is no protection…In Holloman, Connecticut, someone is preying on ...

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Favoritos de la fortuna

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Aquí cobra especial protagonismo un Julio César adolescente que consigue desembarazarse de sus obligaciones sacerdotales para demostrar a todos su extraordinaria inteligencia y su valor, c...

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The Grass Crown

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New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns us to an age of magnificent triumphs, volcanic passions, and barbaric cruelties.Throughout the Western world, great k...

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El hijo pródigo (Capitán Carmine Delmonico)

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La autora de On, off y Muertes paralelas vuelve a deleitarnos con una novela de suspense original y trama perfecta.Holloman, Connecticut, 1969...

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Bittersweet MP3 Audiobook

Bittersweet

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In her first epic romantic novel since The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins—all trained as nurses but each with her own ambitions—stepp...

Grass Crown (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Grass Crown (Abridged)

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From the author of the captivating bestseller THE FIRST MAN IN ROME... the timeless saga of power, passion and conflict of Ancient Rome continues... The mag...

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The October Horse (Abridged)

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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. ...

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Naked Cruelty - Carmine Delmonico Book 3 (Unabridged)

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A crime novel that will have you up all night from Australia's best-loved storyteller. America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorised by a...

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The Prodigal Son

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When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she immediately goes to her father, who is also CT’s Chief Medi...

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Naked Cruelty

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The bestselling author of The Thorn Birds once again pits Captain Carmine Delmonico against a dangerous villain and a difficult case. Without the help of modern forensic tools, Captai...

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Fortune's Favorite (Abridged)

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Not since The Thorn Birds has Colleen McCullough written a novel of such broad appeal about a family and the Australian experience as The Touch.At its center...

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Sins of the Flesh

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In the next installment of this “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, London) suspense series, police captain Carmine Delmonico is on the trail of not one but two kill...

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Caesar (Abridged)

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It is 54 B.C. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping through Gaul. While his victories in the name of Rome are epic, the conservative leaders of the Republic are not pleased -- they are terrified. ...

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The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

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Lizzy Bennet married Mr. Darcy, Jane Bennet married Mr. Bingley—but what became of the middle daughter, Mary? Readers of Pride and Prejudice will remember that there were five Benne...

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Caesar's Women (Abridged)

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In the blockbuster tradition of The First Man in Rome -- Colleen Mccullough's monumental Masters of Rome series continues.The man behind the legend...the wom...

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Too Many Murders

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It’s a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut. The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. But...

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Morgan's Run (Abridged)

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Colleen McCullough captivated millions with her beloved worldwide bestseller The Thorn Birds. Now she takes readers to the birth of modern Australia with a breathtaking saga brimmi...

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