Birdsong is a war novel written by Sebastian Faulks,Novel is first published in 16 September 1993. Pages of books are 407. Published in United Kingdom by Hutchinson. Novel is set in during world war one. Writer three novel including this and The Girl at the Lion d’Or , Charlotte Gray are set in same location.
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (1993)
B CC survey say that the novel is in 13 number and its most favorite book in the British. Novel is also adapted in radio films and TV for three times. There are seven stage in the novel first stage is set in France during the time of 1910. Stephen Wraysford is the main character in the first stage he visit to learn about French textile industry. He lived with his family. Stephen injured in a war and he fall in love. The second part of novel is set in 1916 in France.
Some major characters in the novels are René Azaire (Factory owner in Amiens), Isabelle Azaire (René’s wife), Lisette (daughter of Azaire), Jack Firebrace (tunneller), Captain Weir (Army officer) , Jeanne Fourmentier (Isabelle’s sister), Elizabeth Benson (Granddaughter of Stephen), Françoise (Elizabeth’s mother). Source [wikipedia.org]
This novel is considered the writer best novel in his fiction work.Also located best selling book in the The Telegraph in 1998–2008.
Sebastian Charles Faulks is a British novelist and journalist. Born in 20 April 1953 in Donnington, Berkshire. His three best history novels are The Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray. Sebastian won British Book Awards Author of the Year in 1994, James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1998, And his book Devil May Care won the British Book Awards Popular Fiction Award in 2009.
His novels are adapted many time in TV Radio and films.