Friday, January 30, 2015

Recalling the Blockbuster Novel 'The Thorn Birds'

Source:  Wikipedia

Colleen McCullough, Author of 'The Thorn Birds', Dies at 77.  (The New York Times, 1/29/2015)

The book made quite an impact after it was published in April 1977. 
  • Sold 30,000,000 copies worldwide
  • Translated into more than 20 languages
  • Has never gone out of print
  • Spent 54 weeks on the New York Times fiction best sellers lists
  • Paperback rights sold for a then-record $1,900,000 (a sum equal to nearly $5.5 million in 2014) 
  • Made into a popular, 8-hour mini-series in 1983

Pressed for time?

A keeper. 
 Source:  LINKcat

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