A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front. His love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, he experiences the unprecedented horrors of that conflict - from which neither he nor any reader of this book can emerge unchanged.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - atreic - LibraryThing
Read the play of Birdsong straight after the book. A much faster read, so you miss much of the richness (but people who hated the Elizabeth section will be pleased to find it has been cut entirely ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wonnie71 - LibraryThing
It was my first time reading a World-War I related novel - all the nitty-gritty details of harsh nature of war and gruesome life-and-death issues... the love story was interesting also. Read full review