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Queen Kat, Carmel and St. Jude Get a Life
Re-released to coincide with the TV mini-series Queen Kat, Carmel and St. Jude to commence in February 1999. Carmel, Jude and Katerina come from the same country town, but they couldn't be more differ…
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