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The Thorn Birds
by Colleen McCullough

In the rugged Australian Outback, three extraordinary generations of Clearys live through joy and sadness, bitter defeat and magnificent triumph - driven by their dreams, sustained by remarkable strength of character...and torn by dark passions, violence and a scandulous family legacy of forbidden love.


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Welcome to October's YP Book Club read in the Australian Fiction genre: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.

An iconic bestseller, you may have read this book when it was first published in 1977, or watched the 1983 TV mini-series that featured a cast of popular Aussie actors including Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown and Richard Chamberlain.

One thing that has always fascinated me during my life-long obsession with books is how re-reading a story can instantl... more
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