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The thorn birds

The thorn birds

McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015

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

Paperback, Book. English. Love stories.
30th anniversary ed.
Published London: Virago, 2007

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Statement of responsibility: Colleen McCulloch ; introduced by Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1844084477, 9781844084470
Note: Originally published: London: Macdonald & Jane, 1977.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: x, 573 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Australia Fiction.; Catholic Church Clergy Fiction.

Author note

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 2015.


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