Birdsong

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Oberon Books, Oct 1, 2010 - Drama - 88 pages

While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever. A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier in the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.


For the first time, this beautiful and terrible story about love, courage and the endurance of the human spirit is brought to the stage in a version by Rachel Wagstaff, directed by famed director Trevor Nunn.

 

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What a moving, passionate, and heart-breaking novel. The author writes as though he's been through this kind of war, and knows exactly what PTSD and Survivor's Guilt is like.. and it's heart-rending ... Read full review

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A senseless slaughter of innocent lives, young men, brothers, cousins, family connections living in the same towns and villages, lined up at the front of water logged trenches waiting for the whistle ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
13
Section 5
79
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About the author (2010)

Sebastian Faulks is the author of Where My Heart Used to Beat, which made the New Zealand Best Seller List 2015.

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