LoveReading Expert Review of Angel

Author of The Thornbirds who has never produced an equal but has given us lots of worthy historical novels, mostly of ancient Rome, as well as poignant, dramatic relationship dramas.  This is one of the latter.

Comparison: Penny Vincenzi, Rani Manicka, Jane Yardley.
Similar this month: Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult.

Sarah Broadhurst

Angel Synopsis

1960, Sydney's Kings Cross. Harriet Purcell leaves her conventional, respectable home and respectable, passionless boyfriend and moves into a rooming house owned by Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz.

There, Harriet finds a life she relishes - excitement, adventure and passion. Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz makes a living from telling fortunes, and is mother to 4-year-old Flo. Beautiful little Flo is mute, and Harriet comes to love her as if Flo were her own - and must protect her at all costs when tragedy strikes…

Angel is Colleen McCullough at her vintage best, drawing on her own experiences of living in the Cross in the 1960s and writing of a world that has long gone. Most of all, it is a tale of a woman's love for a child, and what she is prepared to endure to ensure her survival.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780007199754
Publication date: 7th November 2005
Author: Colleen Mccullough
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Colleen Mccullough Press Reviews

'Compelling, passionate and gritty.' She

'Probes the depths of the human heart in a haunting, multi-layered novel.' Good Book Guide


'McCullough piles on the drama.' Daily Mail

'Sizzling family drama stuffed with passion, tragedy, love and sex.' More

'Absorbing.’ Sunday Telegraph

'Deliciously addictive...a classic tale of wealth and power - an engrossing read.' Sainsbury's magazine

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ISBN: 9780007199754
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Format: Paperback (a Format)

ISBN: 9780007199747
Publication date: 07/03/2005
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About Colleen Mccullough

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international best-seller. McCullough has also written lyrics for musical theater. She died in January 2015.

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