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The thorn birds
Colleen McCullough
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Novelist Colleen McCullough was born in 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergy to soap and a shortage of money. She decided to study neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. While there, she wrote her first two novels Tim and The Thorn Birds. Her other works include An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortunes Favorites, and Caesars Women. She lives on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband. (Bowker Author Biography)

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