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  • Published: 27 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446454701
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 26 min
  • RRP: $24.99
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Birdsong




Powerful and moving bestselling fiction from one of today's greatest living writers.

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.

  • Published: 27 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446454701
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 26 min
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

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

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

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

It broke my heart.

Matthew Lewis, Buzzfeed

Magnificent. A classic that everyone should have read.

Sandra Howard, Daily Express

A sweeping historical drama, it’s also erotic, poignant and tear-inducing. I read it and wept buckets. I don’t think anything else Faulks has written before or since surpasses the brilliance of this one.

Reading Matters

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.

Andrew Denham-Davis, DISCUS

While marked by poppy wearing and memorial ceremonies, the First World War is also sustained through family history, handed down from one generation to the next. No book better articulates the impact of this narrative than Stephen Faulks’ Birdsong.

Lucy Middleton, Reader's Digest

A truly amazing read

Gail Teasdale, 24housing

I’d never read such descriptive literature, and couldn’t sleep at night for thinking about what I’d just read. His [Faulks] portrayal of terror on the battlefield is so powerful

Anna Redman, Good Housekeeping

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