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Southern Cross

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THEY CROSSED OCEANS AND CONTINENTS AND LOVED WITH A PASSION AS SPIRITED, BEAUTIFUL AND BOLD AS THE NEW AUSTRALIAN FRONTIER THEY FOUND......

Susannah King was the daughter of the English governor of the Australian colony. Nicolas Baudin was a French explorer. They found each other in a new land and forged a pure, passionate, perfect - and tragic - love affair.

Amid the turbul
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Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 12th 1980 by Ballantine Books (first published 1979)
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Michele
An incredibly boring novel billed as a saga equivalent to The Thorn Birds. Not so much. The plot, such as it is, revolves around the daughter of the first governor of New South Wales (Australia). She falls in love with a French explorer (actual historic person), has his child out of wedlock and the rest of the story follows her life along with the development of Australia as a country.

Amazingly, there is very little dialogue in this novel....far more telling going on than showing. As a result, i
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I really enjoyed this book. It was written in novel form, but an extremely thorough history of Australia.
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Terry Coleman was born in Bournemouth, England, went to fourteen schools, and then studied English and law at the Universities of Exeter and London. As a foreign correspondent for The Guardian and the London Daily Mail, he has traveled to forty-six countries, three times circumnavigated the world, and interviewed everyone from the former Cassius Clay to the Dalai Lama.
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