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The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccullough

The Thorn Birds

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series
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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.

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccullough

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 ...


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

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

2nd August 2007


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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


592 pages


Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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