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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407052564
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

Birdsong




Extraordinary and utterly moving, Birdsong is Sebastian Faulks' World War One masterpiece

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. His life goes through 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.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407052564
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for Birdsong

“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”

Quentin Crewe, Daily Mail

“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”

Nigel Watts, Time Out

“So powerful is this recreated past that you long to call Birdsong perfect”

Sue Gee, The 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”

Andrew James, Sunday Express

“An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one”

Simon Schama, New Yorker


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