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Shadow of the Osprey Paperback – October 23, 2001

Book 2 of 6 in the Bird / Duffy Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers (October 23, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552147958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552147958
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,710,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Watt has been a soldier, prawn trawler deckhand, labourer, policeman and private investigator. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans. He also speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. His main interests in life are good friends, fine food, fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland.

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Couldn't stop reading!!!!
teddy oneill
Having read Cry of the Curlew, reading this book was like remeeting old friends and was much easier to read because of this.
Trish Smith
Peter Watt is one of my favourite Australian authors who mostly writes historical adventures set in Australia and Papua.
Suncoast

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah on September 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
Great follow-up to Cry of the Curlew! Couldn't put the book down and am now anxiously awaiting the completion of the triology. Peter Watt is one of the best writers I have encountered. He has a way of capturing your attention from the first page to the last.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suncoast TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is the second book in the outstanding Frontier Series by Australian author Peter Watt that follows the Macintosh and Duffy families from the 19th to the 20th Century. The saga continues the results of a terrible Aboriginal curse on the Duffy and Macintosh families after the the violent and barbaric dispersal of the Nerambura tribe in 1862.

Shadow of the Osprey follows the fortunes of these families from the boardrooms and back streets of Sydney to beyond the rugged Queensland frontier and the dangerous waters of the Coral Sea. The end of the 19th Century is a time of sudden wealth for a fortunate few who grub gold from the Palmer River in the harsh and unforgiving Queensland Outback. The fierce Aboriginal warriors resist the invaders in a bloody guerrilla war, impacting the lives of these families.

Peter Watt is one of my favourite Australian authors who mostly writes historical adventures set in Australia and Papua. I have read (and really enjoyed) most of his books. On his website Peter describes his approach as "putting a human face" on the history of Australia and Papua. He has been described in many places as Australia's Wilbur Smith.

I would recommend all of Peter Watt's books, especially those in the Frontier Series and the Papua Trilogy (his latest book "The Pacific" was released in December 2011). I suggest you start reading the first books in both series (Cry of the Curlew is the first in the Frontier Series) - I am sure you will then be keen to read the later books.
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following the duffey family exploits is a great read, generations pass and the new generations stretch the limits. Good stuff.
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By julie walker on June 19, 2014
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Interesting insight as to how life must have been in that period.
I enjoyed the way he set out the scenes
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By Helen Rooney on June 18, 2014
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A must read of all the 3 !!!
I just need to know ?? Is there a follow on to the last ??
Totally enjoyed !!! Love them !!!
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good read from cover to cover. Just enough loose ends at the finish to make yo want to get the next in the series
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By Prof AP Faure on April 24, 2014
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Shadow of the Osprey (Frontier Series 2) is an excellent sequel to Frontier Series 1: Cry of the Curlew. It is just as exhilarating, and the characters and historical setting are real and engaging. It is most satisfying to know the story continues.
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Shadow of the osprey
I love the story line and the characters! are so familiar after reading the previous stories.
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