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Bittersweet - Colleen McCullough

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Bittersweet is an enthralling tale of women - and of love.

This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia. Only the submissive yet steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly sophisticated Edda burns to be a doctor, the down-to-earth but courageous Tufts burns never to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love free from male ownership.

Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do: with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.

About the Author

Colleen McCullough was born in western New South Wales in 1937. A neuroscientist by training, she worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into ten 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 best selling The Thorn Birds in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the acclaimed Masters of Rome series. In 1980 she settled in Norfolk Island, where she lives with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.

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4.4

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4.0

Good Aussie read

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      Love a good aussie story

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      4.0

      Touching story. Easy read.

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      from Hobart

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      • Not What I Expected

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      Comments about Bittersweet:

      I love Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series of novels.
      'Bittersweet' is a great read but doesn't have the grit or depth that I loved about the Rome series.
      However, it's also set in a different era with a different genre.
      So, instead, 'Bittersweet' is a lovely holiday read with likable characters with a great story line.
      Highly recommended!

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      4.0

      Bittersweet Colleen McCulloch

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        Comments about Bittersweet:

        A relaxing holiday read with characters you can warm to.

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        5.0

        Enthralling

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        from Goulburn NSW

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        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • This Is One Of Colleen's

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          This book is very easy to read and makes for a relaxing ezperience.

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          5.0

          Not her usual thing.

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              This book is a very insightful look at the relationships among the three sisters. It was at times moving, funny and poignant although sometimes a little bit tongue in cheek. The characters are finely drawn and sympathetically portrayed. A good read.

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              Colleen McCullough

              Colleen McCullough was born in western New South Wales in 1937. A neuroscientist by training, she worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into ten 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 bestselling The Thorn Birds in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the acclaimed Masters of Rome series. In 1980 she settled in Norfolk Island, where she lived with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.

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              ISBN: 9780732298203
              ISBN-10: 0732298202
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 528
              Published: 1st October 2013
              Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 4.6
              Weight (kg): 0.84