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Birdsong

By: Faulks, Sebastian

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0099387913 / 9780099387916
Paperback
823.914
04/01/2007
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England
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20 cm 503 p.
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Quiz No: 206692, Points 27.00, Book Level 6.10,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 1993.
Sebastian Faulks was the 1994 British Book Awards Securicor Omega Express Author of the Year.

Set before and during the great war, "Birdsong" captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale.

It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910.

His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

BIC:

FJMF First World War fiction

Prizes:

R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 21
W 2001 Whitaker Gold Book Award
R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 100
W 1993 Enid McLeod Literary Prize
S 2003 BBC Big Read Top 100

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