Morgan's Run
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Morgan's Run

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It 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 56mm | 459.99g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0099280981
  • 9780099280989
  • 90,672

About Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, 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 over ten other novels, including the acclaimed 'Masters of Rome' series, Dr McCullough also wrote lyrics for musical theatre. Until her death in 2015 she lived on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.show more

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"A rich compelling epic" Daily Mail "A good yarn... based on rigorous historical research" Belfast Telegraphshow more

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"A good yarn... based on rigorous historical research"show more

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3,544 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,336)
3 23% (825)
2 6% (202)
1 2% (58)
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