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For the first time since her hugely popular THE THORN BIRDS captured millions of readers, Colleen McCullough returns to Australia with a breathtaking new historical drama.
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 covicts - 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.
"Graphically created....[McCullough is] at her best when at teh beart of a relationship" Daily Express
"A good yarn...based on rigorous, historical research" Belfast Telegraph
"Colleen McCullough is a great storyteller" Sunday Mail