Spearfield's Daughter

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Spearfield's Daughter
First Australian edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (Australia/UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date

Spearfield's Daughter is a 1982 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary.[1][2]


The book was adapted into a 1986 Australian-Canadian mini series starring Christopher Plummer. Cleary's original scripts were rewritten and he describes the result as a "disaster".[3]


  1. ^ "Books Reviewed by Heather Chapman". The Australian Women's Weekly. 15 December 1982. p. 147. Retrieved 10 March 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "CLEARY'S BEST STORY YET". The Canberra Times. 29 January 1983. p. 16. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive

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