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The Thorn Birds

by Colleen Mccullough

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on The Thorn Birds

The Australian answer to Gone with the Wind became a publishing sensation when it was first published in 1977 and went on to sell 30 million copies worldwide. Readers enjoyed the book's  'large canvas' storytelling, its Australian setting and vivid sense of landscape. A real page-turner of a novel that will take you on an epic journey.

The Thorn Birds Synopsis

Sometimes when he didn't know he was being watched Meggie would look at him and try desperately to imprint his face upon her brain's core ...And he would turn to find her watching him, a look in his eyes of haunted grief, a doomed look. She understood the implicit message, or thought she did; he must go, back to the Church and his duties. Never again with the same spirit, perhaps, but more able to serve. For only those who have slipped and fallen know the vicissitudes of the way ...

The Thorn Birds Press Reviews

'One of the biggest-selling, most widely read books in the history of fiction
OBSERVER

'A true epic... It's easy to see why this stunning tale has been called the Australian Gone With The Wind'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

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ISBN: 9781844084470
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844084470
Publication date: 2nd August 2007
Author: Colleen Mccullough
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 592 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Colleen Mccullough

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international best-seller. McCullough has also written lyrics for musical theater. She died in January 2015.

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