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Colleen McCullough (1937–2015)

Auteur de Les oiseaux se cachent pour mourir

85+ oeuvres 27,827 utilisateurs 568 critiques 68 Favoris

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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. She decided to study afficher plus 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. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson. During her lifetime, she wrote 25 novels including The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, the Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet. The Thorn Birds was adapted into a U.S. television mini-series in 1983, which won four Golden Globe awards. She died after a long illness on January 29, 2015 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins


Œuvres de Colleen McCullough

Les oiseaux se cachent pour mourir (1977) 7,640 exemplaires, 147 critiques
Les maîtres de Rome, Tome 1 : L'amour et le pouvoir (1990) 3,329 exemplaires, 59 critiques
Les maitres de rome. tome 2 : la couronne d'herbe. (1991) 1,985 exemplaires, 33 critiques
Les Maîtres de Rome, tome 4 : La Colère de Spartacus (1996) 1,589 exemplaires, 22 critiques
Les Maîtres de Rome, tome 3 : Le Favori des dieux (1993) 1,511 exemplaires, 22 critiques
César et Cléopâtre (2002) 1,377 exemplaires, 26 critiques
Antony and Cleopatra (2007) 1,120 exemplaires, 24 critiques
Morgan's Run (2000) 1,010 exemplaires, 21 critiques
Les Dames de Missalonghi (1987) 976 exemplaires, 30 critiques
Le temps de l'amour (2003) 765 exemplaires, 16 critiques
Un Autre Nom Pour l' Amour (1981) 690 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Tim (1974) 637 exemplaires, 14 critiques
The Song of Troy (1998) 634 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Les caprices de Miss Mary (2008) 576 exemplaires, 41 critiques
La Passion du Dr Christian (1985) 568 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Corps manquants (2005) 454 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Bittersweet: A Novel (2013) 424 exemplaires, 18 critiques
La maison de l'Ange (2004) 246 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Douze de trop (2009) 243 exemplaires, 12 critiques
Naked Cruelty (2010) 88 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Prodigal Son (2012) 83 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Sins of the Flesh (2013) 59 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Roden Cutler, V.C: The Biography (1998) 58 exemplaires
Caesar's Women, Part 1/2 (1996) 22 exemplaires
Life without the boring bits (2011) 18 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Caesar's Women, Part 2/2 (1996) 15 exemplaires
The Thorn Birds [Abridged Audio] (2007) 9 exemplaires
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. I (1997) 6 exemplaires
1996 6 exemplaires
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. II (1994) 5 exemplaires
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 1 (2009) 4 exemplaires
The First Man in Rome, Vol. II (2000) 4 exemplaires
The First Man in Rome, Vol. I (2012) 3 exemplaires
The Grass Crown, Vol. II (1992) 3 exemplaires
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 2 (2009) 3 exemplaires
A coroa de ervas (1991) 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Grasscrown 2 exemplaires
A Independência de Uma Mulher (2010) 2 exemplaires
The Grass Crown, Vol. I (2001) 2 exemplaires
Morgan's Run, part 2 (2017) 1 exemplaire
Fűkoszorú (1994) 1 exemplaire, 1 critique
Poyuschie v ternovnike (2014) 1 exemplaire
La morte in più 1 exemplaire
Ceasar's Women (1996) 1 exemplaire
LE IDI DI MARZO (2015) 1 exemplaire
První muž Říma 1 exemplaire
O Primeiro Homem de Roma (2013) 1 exemplaire
Morgan's Run, part 1 (2017) 1 exemplaire
La Casa Degli Angeli 1 exemplaire
The Birthday Present 1 exemplaire
Tim 1 exemplaire
Pesem ptic trnovk 1 exemplaire
Gorkaia radost (2021) 1 exemplaire

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Nom canonique
McCullough, Colleen
Nom légal
McCullough, Colleen
McCullough-Robinson, Colleen
Autres noms
Makkalou, Kolin
MacCullough, Colleen
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de naissance
Wellington, New South Wales, Australië
Lieu du décès
Norfolk Island, Australia
Lieux de résidence
Wellington, Nieuw-Zuid-Wales, Australië
Sydney, Australië
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Connecticut VS
Norfolk Eiland
Lerares, Yale Afdeling Neurologie
Onderzoekster,Yale Afdeling Neurologie
1993: doctoraat in de letteren van de Macquarie Universiteit
Association for the Advancement of Science
Academy of Sciences
Prix et distinctions
Order of Australia (Officer)
Australian Living Treasure
Courte biographie
Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, an outback town in Australia. Her family life was somewhat rough, her mother being rather aggressive toward her and burning any manuscripts of Colleen's she found. In adulthood, McCullough attempted to become a surgeon, but developed an allergic reaction to the surgical soap and switched to neuroscience. After several years working abroad, she received a position at the famed Yale University. It was during this time that she wrote Tim and her most famous novel, The Thorn Birds. Her success forced her to retire from teaching, and she eventually settled on the isolated Norfolk Island, where she lives with husband Ric Robinson, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers. 

In recent years, McCullough has completed numerous novels, including the controversial The Independence of Mis Mary Bennet, her Masters of Rome series, and several stand along works. She is a National Living Treasure of Australia and still uses a typewriter to complete her novels.




Un exercice inhabituel pour Colleen McCullough. Parfois surprenant mais au final pas grand intérêt.
Nikoz | 7 autres critiques | Oct 15, 2020 |
Une très bonne idée de "regards croisés" qui expose très bien le déroulé tout en le simplifiant. Un vrai exercice et une vraie réussite.
Nikoz | 10 autres critiques | Oct 3, 2019 |


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