The Thorn Birds

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 704 pages
72 Reviews

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”
—New York Times

“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”
—Chicago Tribune


One of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall a new generation.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I loved this book and the TV miniseries based on it. Set in Australia it tells the story of Meggie Cleary who loves a man she can never possess, the priest Ralph de Bricassart. Read full review

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User Review  - pamjw - LibraryThing

It's more than 30 years since i first read this book. A fascinating tale of family lives through the generations. With some life perspective I can't work out quite how i feel about the struggle of and ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Colleen McCullough is the author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune's Favorites, Caesar's Women, Caesar, and other novels. She lives with her husband on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.

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