Mc Cullough is best known as the author of the steamy 1977 saga "The Thorn Birds," which was made into a highly successful miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain as a conflicted Roman Catholic priest.
This is a free association between collectors and lovers of antique silver.
We have two aims: to promote friendship between our members and to spread knowledge of antique silver items, their hallmarks and their workmanship techniques.
"Pride and Prejudice" was recently chosen as the world's best novel by 15,000 customers of Australia's leading bookseller.
Your avid 21st-century fans may be outraged by this new and improved Mary Bennet, but I prefer to take her as a tribute to your unmatched ability to intrigue the imagination.
But the lure of Austen's characters is clearly irresistible.