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The Thorn Birds.

Mccullough, Colleen.

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ISBN 10: 0708813747 / ISBN 13: 9780708813744
Published by Futura Publications Ltd.
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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591 pages. Softcover. Good condition. FICTION. This novel is a stormy panorama of passion and grief, a uniquely moving love story that spans generations, a backcloth that stretches from Australia to the Vatican, from New Zealand to London (Key Words: Fiction, Colleen McCullough, Love Stories, Australia, Vatican, New Zealand, London). Bookseller Inventory # 17855X1

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Title: The Thorn Birds.

Publisher: Futura Publications Ltd.

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Book Type: book

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Colleen McCullough's sweeping saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback has enthralled readers the world over. This is the chronicle of three generations of Clearys, ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. Most of all, it is the story of only daughter Meggie and her lifelong relationship with the haunted priest Father Ralph de Bricassart—an intense joining of two hearts and souls that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

A poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit, Colleen McCullough's acclaimed masterwork remains a monumental literary achievement—a landmark novel to be cherished and read again and again.

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One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough's magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys—an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart—and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

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