Do you remember The Thorn Birds? Colleen McCullough, author of the international bestseller is back with this long-awaited epic. Her brand new novel is at once a love story and a family saga, replete with tragedy, pathos, history and passion. Spanning the latter half of the 19th century and set in the New South Wales goldfields, the story tells of the bold, intelligent Alexander Kinross who, having made a fortune, summons a bride from his native Scotland. Sixteen year old Elizabeth Drummond arrives in Sydney and reluctantly marries this frightening man. Isolated in a big house with no company, Elizabeth is unaware that Alexander still has a mistress...