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  • 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
  • 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
  • Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable

    The Times
  • This is a great love story

    Prue Leith, Daily Express
  • One of the finest novels of the last forty years

    Mail on Sunday
  • 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

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