The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

"The Thorn Birds" is a sweeping family saga that spans three generations of the Cleary family, set against the backdrop of the Australian outback. It focuses on the forbidden love between the beautiful Meggie Cleary and the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. The novel explores themes of love, religion, and ambition, as Meggie and Ralph struggle with their feelings for each other and the choices they must make.

The 485th greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
Australian
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-700
Words
197,000
Original Language
English

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