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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Charlotte Gray Audio CD 10232911 $46.57 2004
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War Paperback 86974 $8.46 $0.99 1997
Birdsong Paperback 3538751 $9.27 $0.98 2011
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 48425 2012
Birdsong Hardcover 604495 $10.59 $10.96 2013
Birdsong Paperback 1750695 $4.50 $0.01
Birdsong Audio CD 1801557 $12.81 $12.23 2004
Birdsong Mass Market Paperback 6056758 $11.01
Birdsong (Oberon Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 2361140 $13.99 2010
Birdsong Hardcover 452172 $4.14 $0.01 1996
Birdsong (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage International) Paperback 2100132 $0.38 $0.01 2012
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War 1st (first) edition Paperback 2513721 $5.82 $0.01
BIRDSONG Paperback 7469054 $5.47 1111
By Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong (1996-02-21) [Hardcover] Hardcover 791246 $17.80 $10.23 1996
Birdsong: Student Text Guide (As/A-Level English Literature) Paperback 21490128 $1,661.19 $9.48 2009
Charlotte Gray Paperback 181218 $1.97 $0.01 2000
Charlotte Gray: A Novel Hardcover 1172432 $6.52 $0.01 1999
Long Term Care Survey May 2013 Paperback 3515145 $80.72 $0.83 2013
Charlotte Gray Audio CD 3690198 $64.50 $25.75
Charlotte Gray Mass Market Paperback 3799663 $6.95
The Girl at the Lion d'Or Paperback 240490 $5.83 $1.58 1999
The Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives Paperback 242251 $5.35 $2.39 2002
CHARLOTTE GRAY Paperback 5457035 $9.54 $0.01
Charlotte Gray Paperback 6814157 $0.18
Charlotte Gray Paperback 7486209 $5.99 $0.01
Birdsong (Oberon Modern Plays) Paperback 5144102 $9.11 $4.74 2011
Birdsong Little Read Paperback 17402003 $3.24 2003