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The author of the book: Colleen McCullough
Date of issue: November 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780732294489
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Not quite an autobiography yet autobiographical, more a musing on life as Colleen McCullough knows it. There's an eclectic mix of subject matter and I particularly enjoyed the stories behind the story of her writing and books. The personal pieces about her much loved brother and dysfunctional parents was told with a unembellished honesty. Colleen McCullough would have been an interesting woman to meet, she's intelligent, well read, extremely well read and talks with a directness I appreciate, no fluffy frills. Amazingly for someone we think of as a successful writer she had a fairly constant battle with her publishers. I was very pleased to read that the book she enjoyed writing the most - Angel Puss - is also the one I enjoyed reading the most, she actually calls it ".....a complete self-indulgence"
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Read information about the authorColleen Margaretta McCullough was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and Tim.
Raised by her mother in Wellington and then Sydney, McCullough began writing stories at age 5. She flourished at Catholic schools and earned a physiology degree from the University of New South Wales in 1963. Planning become a doctor, she found that she had a violent allergy to hospital soap and turned instead to neurophysiology – the study of the nervous system's functions. She found jobs first in London and then at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
After her beloved younger brother Carl died in 1965 at age 25 while rescuing two drowning women in the waters off Crete, a shattered McCullough quit writing. She finally returned to her craft in 1974 with Tim, a critically acclaimed novel about the romance between a female executive and a younger, mentally disabled gardener. As always, the author proved her toughest critic: "Actually," she said, "it was an icky book, saccharine sweet."
A year later, while on a paltry $10,000 annual salary as a Yale researcher, McCullough – just "Col" to her friends – began work on the sprawling The Thorn Birds, about the lives and loves of three generations of an Australian family. Many of its details were drawn from her mother's family's experience as migrant workers, and one character, Dane, was based on brother Carl.
Though some reviews were scathing, millions of readers worldwide got caught up in her tales of doomed love and other natural calamities. The paperback rights sold for an astonishing $1.9 million.
In all, McCullough wrote 11 novels.
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