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Birds Without Wings : Vintage War - Louis de Bernieres

Birds Without Wings

Vintage War

Paperback Published: June 2005
ISBN: 9780099478980
Number Of Pages: 640

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Set against the background of the collapsing Ottoman empire, the Gallipoli campaign, and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS traces the fortunes of one small community in South West Anatolia - a community in which Christian and Muslims have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When the Great War breaks out, the men of the town are sent away to fight. While they face death and disease, hunger and religious enmity afflict those left behind. As new conflicts arise, Muslims and Christians struggle to understand their part in a great tragedy that will destroy the peaceful fabric of their lives.


I am so greatful this book was recommended to me


Refreshing and interesting view from the other side.

Sydney Australia




One of the best books I have ever read! Louis de Bernieres has researched his subject beyond all expectations. Anyone who is interested in Turkish history, culture and it's Islamic religion will not be disappointed. The chapters in the book allocated to the war in Gallipoli are outstanding, leaving the reader with the feeling they were actually there fighting, with the horror and atrocities likely to be etched in their memories for ever!

Sydney, Australia


Birds Without Wings

5.0 2


"A more ambitious novel than Captain Corelli, and a better one" * Financial Times *
"A mesmerising patchwork of horror, humour and humanity" * Independent *
"A magnificent, poetic, colossal novel... Superbly written... It is, in every sense, a sublime book" * Irish Times *
"His most serious and ambitious achievement to date" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Pleasurable... Like Steinbeck, de Bernieres deserves praise for his imaginative sympathy" * Independent on Sunday *

ISBN: 9780099478980
ISBN-10: 0099478986
Series: Vintage War
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1