Author(s): Faulks, Sebastian,
Date of Publication: 03/07/2014,
Pagination: 528 pages,
Published By: Vintage
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), First World War fiction, Romance
Birdsong is a mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations between WW1 and present day.
1910. Amiens, Northern France.
Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in the French city to stay with the Azaire family. He falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle and the two enter a tempestuous love affair. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters.
With his love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front and enters the unimaginable dark world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land.
From award-winning writer Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong is an exceptionally moving and unforgettable portrait of the ruthlessness of war and the indestructibility of love.