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Angel Puss | [Colleen McCullough]

Angel Puss

From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds and The First Man in Rome comes an exhilarating new novel. Colleen McCullough takes us back to 1960 and Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, and the story of a young woman determined to defy convention. Twenty-one year-old Harriet, a newly qualified X-ray technician earning a coveted male wage, ignores her father's warning that "only fools, Bohemians and tarts live in Kings Cross" and moves into Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz's rooming house.
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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds and The First Man in Rome comes an exhilarating new novel. Colleen McCullough takes us back to 1960 and Sydney's notorious King's Cross, and the story of a young woman determined to defy convention.

Twenty-one year-old Harriet, a newly qualified X-ray technician earning a coveted male wage, ignores her father's warning that "only fools, Bohemians and tarts live in Kings Cross" and moves into Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz's rooming house. There she discovers that Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz has more sources of income than rents. She casts horoscopes, reads tarot cards, and gazes into her crystal ball...far more profitable! But it is mute four-year-old Flo, her mother's medium and beloved angel puss, who captures Harriet's heart.

©2004 Colleen McCulloough; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"A ripping read, big in spirit, heart and charm...a delicious and occasionally tender romp." (The Age)
"Harriet is unforgettable." (West Australian)
"Irreverent, moving and irascibly funny." (Sydney Morning Herald)

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    Kerri Moolap, Australia 11-04-12
    Kerri Moolap, Australia 11-04-12
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    "Absolutely brilliant"
    If you could sum up Angel Puss in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, fantastic, interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angel Puss?

    One of the stand out moments was when mild, meek, Harriet walloped a man in the face.


    Have you listened to any of Kellie Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I would listen to Ms Jones again, anytime.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The anguish a friend feels when they are powerless to help another.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penelope Adelaide, Australia 10-15-13
    Penelope Adelaide, Australia 10-15-13
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    "I was devestated when this book came to an end !"
    Where does Angel Puss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is THE BEST I have listened to by far !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Absolutely Harriet Percel, such a strong, fiesty, fearless young woman - she stood up for herself ,which was not an easy thing in the 1960's !


    Which character – as performed by Kellie Jones – was your favorite?

    I cannot choose a favorite. Kellie Jones is THE BEST narrator ever !! She is bloody fantastic ! Such a brilliant Aussie voice, with clear, easy to listen to tone and pronounciation.


    Who was the most memorable character of Angel Puss and why?

    Mrs Delvikio-Schwartz. A clever, mystical,magical 'don't give a stuff what you think of me' ....yet kind and loving type.


    Any additional comments?

    BUY THIS BOOK !!! especially if you are like me and find American and Brittish accents hard to get used to. I just adore everything about this story, I laughed out loud often, yet was taken by the tenderness of the story also. It is a real mystery and the end is bloody unpredictable !!

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    Robyn Scone, Australia 11-28-12
    Robyn Scone, Australia 11-28-12
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    "Great story, well written, great author."
    Would you listen to Angel Puss again? Why?

    Probably not, usually don't read or listen to books a second time


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angel Puss?

    The characters of the Cross (Kings Cross)


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Was not happy with the narrator, she got a few pronunciations incorrect which spoilt it, otherwise told by a young girl about a young girl, so that was fitting,


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    Wendy SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 06-15-11
    Wendy SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Always love a Colleen McCullough Book!"

    I have been a fan since "The Thornbirds" I loved the Masters of Rome series. Angel Puss was very different & had a great surprise ending. Kellie Jones was fabulous in her narration.
    thanks for a great book to listen to while I traveled

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Los Altos, CA, United States 08-28-10
    Kim Los Altos, CA, United States 08-28-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Angel Puss"

    This novel won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it does have some very unusual characters in it that become more and more loveable as the book progresses. I liked the characters, and in the end, the story a lot.

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