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Born: Established: 1881 New York (City), New York (State),
United States of America (USA),
; Died: Ceased: 1933 New York (City), New York (State),
United States of America (USA),

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6 6 y separately published work icon The Touch Colleen McCullough , London : Century , 2003 Z1078073 2003 single work novel historical fiction Alexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a godless rebel. But, when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his Scottish relatives realise that he has made a fortune on the goldfields and is a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers that he frightens and repels her. Offered no choice, she marries him and is whisked at once across 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 and 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 his present one. She has no idea that he still has a mistress, the sensuous, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan. Captured by their very different natures, Alexander resolves to have both Elizabeth and Ruby - why should he not? He has the fabled M̀idas Touch', a combination of curiosity, boldness and intelligence that he applies to every situation and which only fails him when it comes to these two women. For while Ruby loves Alexander desperately, Elizabeth does not. (Source: Trove)
2 6 y separately published work icon The October Horse Colleen McCullough , London : Century , 2002 Z990978 2002 single work novel historical fiction

'With her renowned storytelling gifts in full force, Colleen McCullough delivers a breathtaking novel that proves once again that she is the top historical novelist of our time.

'Grand in scope and vivid in detail, McCullough's gripping narrative thrusts readers headlong into the complex and fascinating world of Rome in the tumultuous last days of the Republic. At the height of his power, Gaius Julius Caesar becomes embroiled in a civil war in Egypt, where he finds himself enraptured by Cleopatra, the nation's golden-eyed queen. To do his duty as a Roman, however, he must forsake his love and return to the capital to rule.

'Though Caesar's grip on power seems unshakable, the political landscape is treacherous – the returning hero has no obvious successor, and his legacy seems to be the prize for any man with the courage and cunning to fell Rome's laurelled leader. Caesar's jealous enemies masquerade as friends and scheme to oust the autocrat from power and restore true republican government to Rome. But as the plot races to its dramatic conclusion, it becomes clear that with the stakes this high, no alliance is sacred and no motives are pure.' (Publication summary)

6 11 y separately published work icon Morgan's Run Colleen McCullough , London : Century , 2000 Z519968 2000 single work novel historical fiction 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, 'The First Fleet' was sent to a place that no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. Left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent, these convicts - and their equally isolated guards - occupy the centre of this story. And Richard Morgan - convicted felon - makes an indelible mark upon the new frontier. A historical saga, rich in romance and drama. (Source: Trove)
5 5 y separately published work icon Caesar : Let the Dice Fly Colleen McCullough , London : Century , 1998 Z50873 1997 single work novel historical fiction

'The fifth book in the epic Masters of Rome series. Gaul. 54 BC. Julius Caesar sweeps across Gaul, brutally subduing the united tribes who defy the Republic. But, at home, his enemies are orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Vindictive schemers like Cato and Bibulus, the spineless Cicero, the avaricious Brutus. Even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally. But all have underestimated Caesar. And when the Senate refuse to give him his due he marches upon his own country, an army prepared to die for him at his back. For rome is his destiny - a destiny that will impel him triumphantly on to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond, into legend, as the noblest Roman of them all.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Beastly Behaviour : More True Animal Tales Rolf Harris , Mike Lepine , Mark Leigh , London : Century , 1997 Z984807 1997 selected work non-fiction
1 y separately published work icon True Animal Tales Rolf Harris , Mark Leigh , Mike Lepine , London : Century , 1996 Z984797 1996 selected work non-fiction
7 1 y separately published work icon Caesar's Women Colleen McCullough , Milsons Point London : Century , 1996 Z335462 1996 single work novel historical fiction

'New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar—when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest.

'His victories were legend—in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew—and feared—his power. He adored them, used them, destroyed them on his irresistible rise to prominence. And one of them would seal his fate.' (Publication summary)

1 7 y separately published work icon Deirdre Kincaid : A Novel Colleen Klein , London Melbourne : Century , 1988 Z158952 1978 single work novel Deirdre Kincaid is a lovesick, lonely Irish woman. Married to Reg, a sociable bore, and living in a run-down Australian seaside town, she is singled out by fate to want the one person who can never be hers.
1 y separately published work icon Hazzard in the Air Colin Bowles , London : Century , 1988 Z799719 1988 single work novel young adult adventure
1 5 y separately published work icon The Pomegranate Tree Colleen Klein , London Melbourne : Century , 1987 Z161754 1977 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Women of a Certain Age Colleen Klein , London : Century , 1986 Z463619 1979 single work novel
1 2 y separately published work icon Flying Blind Colin Bowles , London : Century , 1986 Z362083 1986 single work novel young adult adventure
1 1 y separately published work icon The Heart in the Casket Colleen Klein , London : Century , 1985 Z388474 1977 single work novel
3 20 y separately published work icon Pageant G. B. Lancaster , New York (City) : Century , 1933 Z256504 1933 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon The Dark Fire Elinor Mordaunt , New York (City) London : Century , 1927 Z533939 1927 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man Marie Conway Oemler , New York (City) : Century , 1917 Z292828 1917 single work novel
1 4 y separately published work icon It is Never Too Late to Mend : A Matter-of-Fact Romance Charles Reade , New York (City) : Century , 1902 Z254462 1856 single work novel romance
2 2 y separately published work icon Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum , New York (City) : Century , 1899 Z1039996 1899 single work autobiography
2 1 y separately published work icon Through the Earth Clement Fezandie , New York (City) : Century , 1898 1898 single work novel science fiction
— Appears in: St Nicholas Magazine , January-April 1898;
Scientist and inventor Professor Giles bores a whole through the earth from New York to Australia having come to the conclusion that gravity will make rapid transportation of goods and people from the other side of the earth possible. The project is made possible by several of his previous inventions, including a super metal called carbonite, a refrigeration system for reducing the earth's internal heat and a device which converts that heat directly into electricity to power the transportation. When the tunnel is completed a young man called William Swindon makes the first trip from Australia. As he makes his way through to New York, however, the tunnel collapses behind him and he just manages to make it to safety. In the end the Australian government is relieved because they were uneasy about a possible American invasion through the tunnel.
1 y separately published work icon The World's Rough Hand : Toil and Adventure at the Antipodes H. Phelps Whitmarsh , New York (City) : Century , 1898 Z962719 1898 single work autobiography