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Sebastian Faulks on Birdsong

The acclaimed British author talks about his World War One novel, Birdsong

 

 

Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong is a mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations between WW1 and present day

The wartime classic behind the BBC drama starring Eddie Redmayne
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

1910. Amiens, Northern France. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in the French city to stay with the Azaire family. He falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle and the two enter a tempestuous love affair. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters. With his love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front and enters the unimaginable dark world beneath the trenches of No Man’s Land. From award-winning writer Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong is an exceptionally moving and unforgettable portrait of the ruthlessness of war and the indestructability of love.

‘Magnificent – deeply moving’ Sunday Times

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Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series:
The Girl at the Lion d’Or
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