Ordained an archbishop in Rome, Ralph is still tormented by his love for Meggie, who marries Luke (Bryan Brown) in a desperate bid to forget him. Ralph returns to Australia to share his sensuous idyll with Meggie, although they both know their happiness cannot last. Written by
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Piper Laurie, who played Meggie's friend Anne Mueller, starred as Mary Horton in the 1979 film adaptation of Colleen McCullough's first novel, TIM. In the movie, Piper's character was reading The Thorn Birds. See more
The Thorn Birds Theme
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