The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

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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 . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 42mm | 458.13g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844084477
  • 9781844084470
  • 44,329

About Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, New South Wales, working in hospitals in Sydney and London before moving to the Yale University Medical School to train as a nurse. There she wrote the phenomenal bestseller THE THORN BIRDS. Colleen McCullough died in January more

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DAILY TELEGRAPH * *'Excellent' * OBSERVER * `A true epic. . . It's easy to see why this stunning tale has been called the Australian Gone With The Wind' * DAILY MAIL * `One of the biggest-selling, most widely read books in the history of fiction' *show more

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DAILY MAIL 'One of the biggest-selling, most widely read books in the history of fiction'show more

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