Birdsong (Paperback)
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Birdsong (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/07/2014
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WWI Centenary Edition. With a new introduction from the author. 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

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“Deeply moving”

A very engaging read, it troubles you and stimulates. The intensity of the love and of the horrors came through, There were many characters that you felt so much emotion for and i thought cleverly linking different... More

Paperback edition
7th September 2012
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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

Paperback edition
28th February 2012
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“Death, blood and life”

This is a novel best reviewed sometime after completion as it lives long in the memory, encouraging reflection some time after turning the last page.

Reading it is a visceral experience with the recurrent imagery of... More

Paperback edition
31st July 2014
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