Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough

By Colleen McCullough

An unforgettable Australian saga of sisterhood, kin, love and betrayal.

This is the tale of 2 units of twins, Edda and charm, Tufts and Kitty, who fight opposed to all of the restraints, prohibitions, legislation and prejudices of Nineteen Twenties Australia. simply the submissive but steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly refined Edda burns to be a physician, the down-to-earth yet brave Tufts burns by no means to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love loose from male ownership.

Turbulent instances, negative torments, however the 4 significant Latimer sisters, every one so diversified, love as ladies do: with tenderness in addition to ardour, and with hearts roomy sufficient to carry their males, their teenagers, their careers and their sisters.

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There had been fighting here, a lot of it; there was blood on the snow, the ground had been trampled, and branches of trees shot away and scattered. The face had been shot away, a terrible sight; the knees were bent and frozen stiff as rocks. They took the man’s belongings and his dogtag, the little identification disk he wore about his neck. They opened that and cut it into four parts; it was frozen hard, and they ate it like popsicles. IX The ringing of axes is a pleasant sound, especially to a man from Wisconsin where there are lumber camps; it brings memories of hunting and fishing trips, and now it brought hopes of more ration cans, and even of hot food and coffee.

He was quick to guess that Lanny might not wish to be known as his friend. “Soldier, you may wait outside,” said Lanny. It wasn’t the soldier’s business to ask questions, and he went out, closing the door. Lanny held out his hand. He did it with some misgiving, for when he had done the same thing to another prisoner, his old friend Kurt Meissner, Kurt had spat in his face. But Heinrich Jung was a different sort of Nazi; much milder, and always awed by a wealthy and elegant playboy from overseas.

Bastogne was of supreme importance because no fewer than eight roads ran out of it, and five of them were paved; it lay pretty close to the middle of the Bulge, and so long as it was held the enemy would be greatly handicapped. It had some four thousand inhabitants; just one more Belgian town, dull and dingy, but it was destined to immortality, like that other one called Waterloo, and another called Ypres. Five enemy divisions surrounded the town, and their artillery was pouring shells into it; also, they seemed to have a new-style rocket bomb, smaller than the V-2 but more precisely directed.

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