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Birdsong : Vintage Classics - Sebastian Faulks

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Published: 1st March 2011
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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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.

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks was born and brought up in Newbury, Berkshire. He worked in journalism before starting to write books. He is best known for the French trilogy, The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) and is also the author of a triple biography, The Fatal Englishman (1996); a small book of literary parodies, Pistache (2006); and the novels Human Traces (2005) and Engleby (2007). He lives in London with his wife and their three children.

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5.0

A good thought-provoking read.

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Pros

  • Brought The War To Life
  • Thought Provoking

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    • Older Readers

    Comments about Birdsong:

    A good read by a favourite author.

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    "An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one" -- Simon Schama New Yorker "Magnificent - deeply moving" Sunday Times "Engrossing, moving, and unforgettable" The Times "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 "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

    ISBN: 9780099528388
    ISBN-10: 009952838X
    Series: Vintage War
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
    For Grades: 11 - 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 528
    Published: 1st March 2011
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 3.4
    Weight (kg): 0.38