Ladies of Missalonghi Author:Colleen McCullough Narration by Davina Porter. 4 cassettes, 5.25 hours long. — Missy Wright was the youngest of the three ladies who lived in the house called Missalonghi. The other two were her maiden aunt and her mother. The name of the town in which Missalongshi stood was Byron. And Bryon stood in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. Missalonghi itself was chri... more »stened after the place where Lord Byron had expired. There was also Caroline Lamb Place, situated, of course, on the wrong side of the railway line (as was the house named Missalonghi) and there was Byron Street and George Street. The names were the work of Missy's great-grandfrather who had founded his town hard on the heels of reading Childe Harold and was so pleased that he had actually discovered a great work of literature he could understand that ever after he had rammed Byron down the throats of everyone he knew.
Like many of the streets in the hill town, Missy's future existence stretched drearily in front of her, another of the Hurlingford clan's manless women, utterly unimportant in the shceme of things. It was hardly wise, then, for the local librarians, with a taste for purple prose, to suggest Missy consult a wildly romantic novel for the answer to her plight. But it certainly was effective.« less