Colleen McCullough, Author Of 'The Thorn Birds,' Dead At 77

January 29, 2015 8:24 AM

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Colleen McCullough, Author Of 'The Thorn Birds,' Dead At 77

SYDNEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.

McCullough turned to writing after working for more than a decade as a neuroscientist in Australia, Britain and the United States and scored almost immediate success with The Thorn Birds, a family drama set on a sheep station in the Australian outback.

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