The Ladies of Missalonghi Author:Colleen McCullough No description on back cover; it's a pastoral scene of trees continued from the front cover which shows three ladies walking down a lane between rows of trees.
Front cover states "The Harper Short Novel Series."
Colleen McCullough is known for long and winding novels like "The Thorn Birds," so I was surprised at the light touch in this story. It reminds me a bit of "Persuasion," by Jane Austen, but with an inimitable stamp of Australian life. McCullough really makes the charm and deceptive quiet of the Blue Mountains region - still beautiful and aloof from nearby Sydney today - come to life, and her plucky heroine is easy to like.