Birdsong (Paperback)
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Birdsong (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 07/07/1994
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Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099387916
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 371 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Magnificent - deeply moving" * Sunday Times *
"With Birdsong Faulks has produced a mesmerizing story of love and war... This book is so powerful that as I finished it I turned to the front to start again" * Sunday Express *
"Amazing... I have read it and re-read it and can think of no other novel for many, many years that has so moved me or stimulated in me so much reflection on the human spirit" * Daily Mail *
"An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one" -- Simon Schama * New Yorker *
"Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable" * The Times *

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“Excellent”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite the ending which although its debatable i thought it was cheesy. It gets your emotions going and the erotic scenes definitely have an effect. I studied this book for my a level... More

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“All time favourite”

An epic and beautiful book spanning the first world war, this is widely regarded as Faulks' best and it's not hard to see why. Riveting and heartfelt, if you liked Atonement you'll love this!

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“Birdsong”

I was made to study this for my GCSEs and I HATED IT! I'm certainly not adverse to war novels in general & although I'm not a fan of romance in novels by any means it can sometimes help a good plot move... More

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