Birdsong (Hardback)
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Birdsong (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/09/2013
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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. "An overpowering and beautiful novel...Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one" (Simon Schama)

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781909621015

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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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“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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“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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