An indecent obsession /

Colleen McCullough's third novel is set on one of the Pacific islands at the end of the Second World War. Honour Langtry has been trusted with sole charge of Ward X, whose five inmates have had mental breakdowns in combat and each of whom, in his own way, is in love with Honour. Into their worl...

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Main Author: McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Harper & Row, ©1981.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015.
Summary:Colleen McCullough's third novel is set on one of the Pacific islands at the end of the Second World War. Honour Langtry has been trusted with sole charge of Ward X, whose five inmates have had mental breakdowns in combat and each of whom, in his own way, is in love with Honour. Into their world comes a sixth patient, Sergeant Wilson who causes a highly charged emotional atmosphere and leads Honour to tragedy trapped between this obsession and her duty.
Physical Description:317 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN:0060149205
9780060149208
0063120496
9780063120495
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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 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.

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