Angel 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 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.
Praise for Angel (by Colleen McCollough):
‘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
Praise for Colleen McCullough:
'Compelling, passionate and gritty.' 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
About the author
Colleen McCullough, a neuroscientist by training, worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into 10 years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, ‘Tim’ was published in New York, followed by ‘The Thorn Birds’ in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the Masters of Rome series. She lives in Norfolk Island, with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.