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Bittersweet - Colleen McCullough

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Do bonds between sisters ever break? Edda, Grace, Tufts and Kitty didn't think so. The four Latimer sisters, famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition, have always been close; always happy.

But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their father's townhouse for the spartan bunks of hospital accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they are bound by their own secret desires as the world changes around them. Will they find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?

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 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 lives with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.

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3.0

Not enough depth

By Demera

from Horsham, Australia.

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

Cons

  • Disappointing

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    Comments about Bittersweet:

    I enjoyed this book, but ultimately I found it disappointing. It read more like a TV series that had only just got started, and all of a sudden it was over.

    The four main characters were interesting, but none of them really got adequate treatment. I felt like there was so much more left to tell, more depth to go into, but the author didn't bother.

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    4.0

    Great read, couldn't put it down

    By SusieB

    from Melbourne

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Bittersweet:

      Easy to pick up at anytime on my device, ability to go straight to were I had last stopped.
      Easy page turning, liked the type face and the change you could make if you wanted to.

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      'As clever, compelling and as down-to-earth as its four heroines' Australian Women's Weekly

      ISBN: 9781460701270
      ISBN-10: 1460701275
      Format: ePUB
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 512
      Published: 1st October 2013