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The Touch

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Right back to Thorn Birds territory: a big Australian Outback family drama full of tragedy, passion and loss. A certain winner

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The Touch by Colleen Mccullough

'Fast-moving and immensely readable ... a page turner from start to finish' Maeve BinchyAlexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice. But when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his relatives realize he is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers that he frightens and repels her.

And, isolated in Alexander's great house, Elizabeth finds that marriage does not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life - nor his present one, in which his mistress, the sensuous, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan, still plays a part

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'Fast-moving and immensely readable... a page turner from start to finish'
Maeve Binchy

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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Publication date

3rd July 2004


Colleen Mccullough

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656 pages


Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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