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.More
"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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entertaining, fantastic, interesting
One of the stand out moments was when mild, meek, Harriet walloped a man in the face.
I would listen to Ms Jones again, anytime.
The anguish a friend feels when they are powerless to help another.
I was devestated when this book came to an end !
This is THE BEST I have listened to by far !
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 !
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.
Mrs Delvikio-Schwartz. A clever, mystical,magical 'don't give a stuff what you think of me' ....yet kind and loving type.
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 !!