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    DescriptionIt 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 that paralleled those of slavery, 'The First Fleet' was sent to a place 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 Colleen McCullough's compelling new epic. Richard Morgan - convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man - finds the will to survive, experience the joys of love, and finally make an indelible mark upon the new frontier. A thoroughly researched historical saga rich in romance, adventure and unforgettable characters, Morgan's Run has the makings of a modern classic.


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    Title
    Morgan's Run
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colleen McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099280989
    ISBN 10: 0099280981
    Classifications

    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 823
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    BIC E4L: SAG
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FT
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA, FT
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    02 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysicist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. The author of a number of other novels, McCullough has also written lyrics for musical theatre. She lives on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband, Ric Robinson.
    Review quote
    "A rich compelling epic" Daily Mail "A good yarn... based on rigorous historical research" Belfast Telegraph
    Review text
    The best-selling author of The Thorn Birds returns with another saga set in Australia, this time unfolding during the American War of Independence. Gunsmith and Bristol taverner Richard Morgan finds himself a convicted felon after being set up by scheming adversaries. He, like countless other convicts, is sent to the unknown continent of Australia and begins a new life that develops into something infinitely more rewarding over the years. This historical saga bears the signs of exhaustive research but never truly takes flight. Based on fact - the Morgan of the title is a real historical figure related to the author's husband - a potentially fascinating story is hindered by a lack of persuasive characterization. (Kirkus UK)