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Birdsong

by Sebastian Faulks

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

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Editor's Comments:

Since its publication in 1993 Birdsong has established itself as one of the most important novels of recent years. A novel that brings alive the horrors of war and the redemptive power of love there are few books that have moved people as much as Birdsong or that continue to have such resonance years after publication.

Voted one of the fifteen Vintage Future Classics (one of the books that readers across the country thought that we will still be reading in 100 years time) Birdsong is at times moving, emotional, horrifying and enchanting but above all else it is a truly wonderful read.

Birdsong Synopsis

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.

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Birdsong Press 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 

'Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable'  The Times 

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

'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  

'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 

'My favourite novel of all time because it's not just the most moving First World War story, it also has a wonderful romance'  Kate Garraway, Daily Express 

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ISBN: 9781784700034
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 03/04/2014
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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784700034
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781784700034
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: First World War fiction,

About Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born and brought up in Newbury, Berkshire. He worked in journalism before starting to write books. He is best known for the French trilogy, The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) and is also the author of a triple biography, The Fatal Englishman (1996); a small book of literary parodies, Pistache (2006); and the novels Human Traces (2005) and Engleby (2007). He lives in London with his wife and their three children. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002. He lives in London with ...

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