Tim (novel)

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First edition (publ. Harper & Row)

Tim is a novel by Australian writer Colleen McCullough, published by Harper and Row[1] in 1974. Her literary agent was Frieda Fishbein.

It portrays the story of the developing relationship between an older, middle-class woman, Mary Horton, who lives on her own and a handsome, developmentally impaired 24-year-old gardener, Tim Melville, whom she hires. It inspired the 1979 film of the same name, starring Piper Laurie and Mel Gibson and the 1996 film Mary & Tim starring Candice Bergen and Tom McCarthy.[2]