'A perfect read ... The kind of book the word "blockbuster" was made for' Boston Globe
Treasured by readers around the world, this is the sweeping saga of three generations of the Cleary family. Stoic matriarch Fee, her devoted husband, Paddy, and their headstrong daughter, Meggie, experience joy, sadness and magnificent triumph in the cruel Australian outback. With life's unpredictability, it is love that is their unifying thread, but it is a love shadowed by the anguish of forbidden passions. For Meggie loves Father Ralph de Bricassart, a man who wields enormous power within the Catholic church ...
As powerful, moving and unforgettable as when it originally appeared, The Thorn Birds remains a novel to be read ... and read again.
'A heart-rending epic ... truly marvellous' Chicago Tribune
'Beautiful ... compelling entertainment' New York Times
About the Author
Colleen McCullough was born in western New South Wales in 1937. A neuroscientist by training, she worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into ten years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, Tim, was published in New York, followed by the bestselling The Thorn Birds in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the acclaimed Masters of Rome series. In 1980 she settled in Norfolk Island, where she lives with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: March 2005
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.2 x 4.7
Weight (kg): 0.402