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Tim was a beautiful young man with the mind of a child. Mary Horton was a lonely and bitter middle-aged spinster. They were outcasts in a cruel, unbending world – until their lives were joined and forever altered by the forbidden promise of a very special love.

©1974 Colleen McCullough (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"No one should miss this love story." (Library Journal)
"Lovely, refreshing, sensitive, wise and triumphant." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Mrs. K. Holland
  • 09-30-11

Absolutely brilliant

Only occasionally do I feel a bit sad when a book ends - but this is one of them. I like books that I can really think about between listening and this is one of them. Really beautifully written and extremely well narrated by Kate Hood. Would highly recommend.

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  • Ray
  • 09-19-16

Tim

I enjoyed the book as a lifelike happening and concern for a fellow human being.

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  • Kate
  • 02-04-15

Delightful story - so Australian

A story full of warm characters that challenges convention in any time. This is the first book of Colleen McCullough's I have read - it did not disappoint!