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 1098th 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 ( (UK))
  3. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
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 1374819 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: A Novel of Love and War Paperback 97827 $5.91 $0.49 1997
Birdsong (Oberon Modern Plays) Paperback 3630801 $14.89 $2.86 2011
Birdsong: Student Text Guide (As/A-Level English Literature) Paperback 15740011 $3.90 2009
Birdsong Little Read Paperback 17402003 $3.24 2003