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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
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.
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Angel by Colleen Mccullough
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.
‘exhilarating, engrossing and thought-provoking, and hard to put down.’ York Evening Press
‘Refreshing, with all the verve and dash of youthfulness, Angel is also a cleverly plotted, sinewy story, which provides a satisfying twist at the end.’ Irish Examiner
About the Author
Publication date7th November 2005
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FormatPaperback (a Format)
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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