Birdsong (Paperback)
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Birdsong (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
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'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' - The Daily Mail 

A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival.

Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front.

His love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, he experiences the unprecedented horrors of that conflict - from which neither he nor any reader of this book can emerge unchanged.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784700034
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Magnificent - deeply moving' - The 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" - The 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' - The Daily Mail 

'An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one' - Simon Schama, The New Yorker 

'Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable' - The Times 

'One of the finest novels of the last forty years' - Mail on Sunday 

'This is literature at its very best: a book with the power to reveal the unimagined, so that one's life is set in a changed context. I urge you to read it' - Time Out 

'So powerful is this recreated past that you long to call Birdsong perfect' - The Times 

'A powerful novel that is difficult to put down' - Independent on Sunday

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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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