Publisher : Head of Zeus
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781781852514
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 688

A sweeping saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Outback.

Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
Category : Music
ISBN : 075792266X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 140

This text, designed as a tool for the college classroom, gives the reader insight into the creative process used by master film composer Henry Mancini. Edited by Roy Phillippe, the book provides 16 musical examples and includes a CD with recordings from the original soundtrack. The text provides detailed analysis of the ideology and technique behind Mancini's creation of music to be paired with the film's storyline and its images. A must for any aspiring film composer, film music buff, or Mancini fan!

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780743214681
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 464

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 is Alexander Kinross, remembered as a young man in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a godless rebel. But when, years later, he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his Scottish relatives quickly realize that he has made a fortune in the gold fields and is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, the sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers to her dismay that he frightens and repels her. Offered no choice, she marries him and is whisked at once across a wild, uninhabited countryside to Alexander's own town, named Kinross after himself. In the crags above it lies the world's richest gold mine. Isolated in Alexander's great house, with no company save Chinese servants, Elizabeth finds that the intimacies of marriage do not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life -- or even his present one. She has no idea that he still has a mistress, the sensual, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan, whom Alexander has established in his town, nor that he has also made Ruby a partner in his company, rapidly expanding its interests far beyond gold. Ruby has a son, Lee, whose father is the head of the beleaguered Chinese community; the boy becomes dear to Alexander, who fosters his education as a gentleman. Captured by the very different natures of Elizabeth and Ruby, Alexander resolves to have both of them. Why should he not? He has the fabled "Midas Touch" -- a combination of curiosity, boldness and intelligence that he applies to every situation, and which fails him only when it comes to these two women. Although Ruby loves Alexander desperately, Elizabeth does not. Elizabeth bears him two daughters: the brilliant Nell, so much like her father; and the beautiful, haunting Anna, who is to present her father with a torment out of which for once he cannot buy his way. Thwarted in his desire for a son, Alexander turns to Ruby's boy as a possible heir to his empire, unaware that by keeping Lee with him, he is courting disaster. The stories of the lives of Alexander, Elizabeth and Ruby are intermingled with those of a rich cast of characters, and, after many twists and turns, come to a stunning and shocking climax. Like The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's new novel is at once a love story and a family saga, replete with tragedy, pathos, history and passion. As few other novelists can, she conveys a sense of place: the desperate need of her characters, men and women, rootless in a strange land, to create new beginnings.

Publisher : Random House
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781448135882
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 914

Fans of Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Fiona Valpy will absolutely love this captivating and beautifully atmospheric historical saga rich in romance, adventure and unforgettable characters from international bestselling author Colleen McCullough. 'Fast-moving and immensely readable... Back to the open spaces, merciless climate and sheer pioneering stance of the magical THE THORN BIRDS, this book is a page turner from start to finish' -- Maeve Binchy 'A rich, compelling epic' -- Daily Mail 'Graphically created... [McCullough is] at her best when at the heart of a relationship' -- Daily Express 'A good yarn... based on rigorous, historical research' -- Belfast Telegraph 'Colleen McCullough is a great storyteller' -- Sunday Mail 'Spellbinding' -- ***** Reader review 'Beautifully written' -- ***** Reader review 'Absolutely loved this book could not put it down' -- ***** Reader review ***************************************************************************** It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken: to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality that paralleled those of slavery, 'The First Fleet' was sent to a land no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. These convicts - and their equally isolated guards - were left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent. Richard Morgan - a convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man - finds the will to survive, experience the joys of love, and finally make an indelible mark upon the new frontier. His story is both inspirational and heartwarming and will stay with you long after you finish the last page...

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476767659
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 576

In this final novel in the Roman series, McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra.

Publisher :
Category : Australia
ISBN : 0732907764
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 261

This second volume of a trilogy, beginning with 'The Second Bridegroom' and ending with 'Captivity Captive', tells the story of an English missionary's epic journey through remote parts of nineteenth-century Australia, her charismatic husband and his band of followers. Author has written six other novels, including the Miles Franklin award-winning 'Just Relations', and is currently chairperson of the Australia Council.

Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063019782
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 464

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 she has been seeking: a deliverer of hope in a hopeless time who can revive the dreams of a shattered people; a magnetic, compassionate idealist whom Judith can mold, manipulate and carry to undreamed-of heights; a healer who must ultimately face damnation through the destructive power of love.

Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063019799
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 1152

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 epoch in human history. When the world cowered before the legions of Rome, two extraordinary men dreamed of personal glory: the military genius and wealthy rural "upstart" Marius, and Sulla, penniless and debauched but of aristocratic birth. Men of exceptional vision, courage, cunning, and ruthless ambition, separately they faced the insurmountable opposition of powerful, vindictive foes. Yet allied they could answer the treachery of rivals, lovers, enemy generals, and senatorial vipers with intricate and merciless machinations of their own—to achieve in the end a bloody and splendid foretold destiny . . . and win the most coveted honor the Republic could bestow.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476767697
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

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 ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds” (Marie Claire). Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself: Edda wants to be a doctor, Grace wants to marry, Tufts wants never to marry, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, life holds limited prospects for them. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses—a new option for women of their time. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, each must make weighty decisions about love, career, and what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always…bittersweet. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land” (People).

Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063019775
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

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 everything. Adamaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets andsilent pain, soon he alone possesses Honour's selflessheart -- inciting tense and volatile passions that canonly lead to jealousy, violence, and death.