Birdsong is a mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations between WW1 and present day.
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
Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series:
The Girl at the Lion d'Or
Magnificent - deeply moving
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
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
An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one
Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable
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Disappear to a secluded island with this novel about war, love and loss