About the book
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.
Reviewed by Enjoying Books Reading Group:
We were unanimous in our praise for this book. Extremely well constructed, sensitive writing with an excellent story line. We all felt that we had learnt a lot about the war from his very thorough research.
Star rating: ****