Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cat Thursday - Authors and Cats (33)

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author and their cat(s).

Our featured author this month who has a birthday in June is Colleen McCullough, born June 1, 1937. I have read only one of her books, The Thorn Birds, although I own many more. I read Thorn Birds when I was in high school. It is one I will probably reread. I loved it!

Colleen McCullough is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. Colleen was born in Wellington in central west New South Wales to James and Laurie McCullough.

She grew up during World War II. In her first year of medical studies at the University of Sydney she suffered dermatitis from surgical soap and was told to abandon her dreams of becoming a medical doctor. Instead, she switched to neuroscience and worked in Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. In 1963 she moved to the United Kingdom where she met the chairman of the neurology department at Yale University at the Great Ormond Street hospital in London, who offered her a research associate job at Yale. McCullough spent ten years researching and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. In the late 1970s she settled on Norfolk Island in the Pacific, where she met her husband, Ric Robinson, to whom she has been married since 1983. She now lives in Sydney. (from Goodreads)

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  1. lol it's just impossible to look at that and not smile :)

  2. Bea @ Bea's Book NookJune 12, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    I read The Thorn Birds in high school also but not since. She looks so happy in that pic but the cat doesn't. :D

  3. You remind me I read the Thorn birds too, a long time ago ! And Tim (because I saw the movie with Mel Gibson) !

  4. I read The Thorn Birds years ago. I loved it. What a great picture!

  5. My featured author for June is Leann Sweeney. Please visit JaneReads to see pics of her cats, both real and fictional. (Will post the direct link later, when I'm not on my cellphone.)

  6. IO read that one in high school as well...what a great smile she has!

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