Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

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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The 497th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 47th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  3. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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