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Flight of the Eagle (Frontier #3)

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From the battlefields of Sudan to colonial Sydney and the Queensland outback, a dreadful curse still inextricably links the lives of the Macintoshes and Duffys.

Captain Patrick Duffy is a man torn between the family of his father, Irish Catholic soldier-of-fortune Michael Duffy and his adoring, scheming maternal grandmother, Enid Mackintosh. Visiting the village of his Iris
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Paperback, 672 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Corgi (first published May 1st 2002)
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Jill Smith
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the continuing saga of the Duffy and McIntosh families shared curse. The blurb describes this as a stunning conclusion to the trilogy although I’m certain that this tale will continue for many more tomes.

Peter models his work on the mass-market success format of Wilbur Smith. His canvass is the Queensland outback as a new frontier colony emerges from savage beginnings to become a settled civilized land. The characters are rich and diverse and the readers longing to know
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Lee Belbin
This third saga in the trilogy by Peter Watt is at least as good as the second. Watt writes very well in portraying the personalities and the nature of the northern Australian landscape and hardships. A few of the themes come together, as one would expect, but they do so in ways that you would not have anticipated. One of the best aspects of this series was the few oddities scattered through it. Lesbians, intrigue with German vs English imperialism and the addition of the Chinese to the Irish-En ...more
Ray Langrish
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As good as wilbur

Love these books. If you enjoy Wilbur Smith's early work you will enjoy this series. The good thing is I have 9 more books to go
Jill Smith
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Book Review By Jill Smith © June 2003

This is the third book in the continuing saga of the Duffy and McIntosh families shared curse. The blurb describes this as a stunning conclusion to the trilogy although I’m certain that this tale will continue for many more tomes.

Peter models his work on the mass-market success format of Wilbur Smith. His canvass is the Queensland outback as a new frontier colony emerges from savage beginnings to become a settled civilized land. The characters are rich and di
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John  Lynch
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this read as it moved through many characters and their adventures and yet linked .

I have enjoyed this book and the drama between the McIntos and the Duffy families and the story between Australia, Africa and Ireland and the link as it unfolded. A good read mm
Peter Metcalfe
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Plenty of plot and characters in this tale of early Australia
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Peter Watt's life experiences have included time as a soldier, articled clerk to a solicitor, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and adviser to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans.


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