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ISBN: 0786261218
Author: Colleen McCullough
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (February 1, 2004)
Pages: 848
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Romance
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 955
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Home Colleen McCullough The Touch. 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.

Home Colleen McCullough 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.

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.

It’s an epic historical novel set during the Australian gold rush. Alexander Kinross sends off for a bride for himself, but when she arrives, their marriage is neither welcomed nor happy for either of them. His wife, Elizabeth, is only 16 years old, sullen and entirely introverted

In a story of breathtaking scope, Colleen McCullough returns to the magnificent setting of her international bestseller The Thorn Birds.

In a story of breathtaking scope, Colleen McCullough returns to the magnificent setting of her international bestseller The Thorn Birds. Following the disappearance of his only son and the death of his beloved wife, Richard Morgan is falsely imprisoned and. The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome, by Colleen McCullough.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. 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

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. 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

Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 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 allergic reaction to the antiseptic soap that surgeons use to scrub.

Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson.

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Colleen Margaretta McCullough AO (/məˈkʌlə/; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels.

Colleen Margaretta McCullough AO (/məˈkʌlə/; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi, the latter of which was involved in a plagiarism controversy. McCullough was born in 1937 in Wellington, in the Central West region of New South Wales, to James and Laurie McCullough.

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The Touch is a historical novel by Colleen McCullough published in 2003. The story takes place over the latter half of the 19th century.

Scottish-born Alexander Kinross writes home from the gold fields of 1860s Sydney for a bride and marries young cousin Elizabeth, who struggles with Alexander's rowdy ex-madam mistress and illegitimate son.

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deadly claw
A story which may be familiar in feeling to many people within the experiences of their own lives. Oddly enough due to the enormous wealth the main characters had at their disposal. I liked that they, though wealthy, used their wealth in good ways, cognizant of, and paying tribute to others who worked for and with them. It showed that truly there is a small number of people with vision and ability who do outshine many of the rest of us and are almost born to lead. And how that is a trait that moved forward with their ability to endow their kids with a wonderful education. They taught them at the same time through their example, to also become leaders. Enjoyed the dream of racial unity and women as powerful too. I guess it showed that someone can rise from nothing and become who they are meant to be through their hard work and personality traits and vision. In reality though I think that is disappearing in our world now as more become complacent and rely on goodness of others and government and maybe they were meant to be great but they never rise to become who they could. The book showed the possibility is there though. Liked that thought. By the end of the book I felt like Alexander had always been rich but looking back I remember he had to work very long and hard to realize his dreams too. Interesting. Thanks.
Ylal
Like all of Kathleen McCullough's novels, this one was "good to the last word." A real Australian saga, this was a blend of sadness and joy-- just like life. If you remember "The Thorn Birds," I felt this book was equally satisfying. Thank you, Kathleen, for a history lesson wrapped in an inventive story line.
Vuzahn
I enjoyed this novel as much as I did "The Thorn Birds." Elizabeth, at age 16, was taken from her home in Scotland, where she toiled in drudgery & poverty to be the bride of Alexander Kinross, whom she had never met, to live in luxury in Australia. She eventually met Alexander's mistress, Ruby, with whom she immediately was drawn to and they became close friends throughout Elizabeth's marriage. Alexander ruled over his bride as he did his town of Kinross. He was an exceptionally talented and future thinking man who upgraded his town well beyond others of that era. The daughters of Elizabeth & Alexander were exact opposites of each other, one being developmentally deprived and Nell being the duplicate in talent of her father.

I loved Ruby, a musically talented and acerbic wit, who could not be Alexander's wife, even though they both loved each other. But without Elizabeth, who could not articulate her desires and "buckled under" to the men (father & husband) in her life, the story would not be the same. There were many other characters in the story but these three impressed me the most.

I read the novel day and night, neglecting everything else. I love Colleen McCullough's writing.
Yndanol
As always, Colleen McCullough has brought to life a rich tapestry of characters in this beautifully written story of a pioneer of Australia's great New South Wales. I couldn't put it down for long, and wanted it to go on and on. You won't be disappointed.
Bloodfire
Good book. I love Ms McCullough's writing. I have read several of her books. Other than Thornbirds, this is my favorite. The characters were well thought out and stayed in character throughout. I loved each of them for the part they played in the story, even King Midas himself. I especially loved the information I learned about Australia as a new country.
Risky Strong Dromedary
I hadn't read a McCullough book in about 20 years. This is my second in four weeks. I had forgotten what a masterful storyteller she was. I finished this book in three days. Liking historical fiction, I also appreciate her research about the period, culture, history. I rarely give 5 stars, but this novel and author deserve it.
Very Old Chap
but hadn't read any of her books since the ones she did about Roman times. I chose Morgan's Run first because we were going to be traveling to Australia...I read it on the plane there and finished during our travels. I saw this book which while not exactly a sequel takes place in England and Australia and was just as intriguing and delightful. For anyone who loves historical fiction...McCullough is truly a great author...the research she did must have taken a very long time. I highly recommend anything by her.
A very nice book and sequel to "Morgan's Run." Set about 100 years after that book in Australia, the reader was treated to how this country developed over the years. McCullough always treats the plight of women and the discrimination against them at that time and in that place within the context of the plot. I was, however, disappointed to some extent that the book did not directly follow the life of Richard Morgan. There was only a minor reference to him in "The Touch."

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