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Birdsong Hardcover – 1 Feb 1996

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  • Hardcover: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Inc (1 February 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780679435457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679435457
  • ASIN: 067943545X
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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in Britain for nearly a year, this novel about the horror and passion of World War I is destined to be compared to classics such as All Quiet on the Western Front and A Farewell to Arms. "An extremely good novel, and a considerable addition to the fin-de-siecle flowering of first world war literature."--Penelope Lively, The Spectator (London).

About the Author

His first novel, <i>A Trick of Light</i>, was published in 1984. By this time he had become a feature writer on the <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> and in 1986 moved to the new national daily paper the <i>Independent</i> as its literary editor. His second novel, <i>The Girl at the Lion d'Or</i>, was published in 1989. In 1991 he gave up journalism to concentrate on writing. In 1992 his third novel, <i>A Fool's Alphabet</i>, was published in London, and in 1993 he published <i>Birdsong</i> to huge critical acclaim. It has so far sold more than 400,000 copies in Britain. In January 1997 a television and bookshop poll among British readers placed it in their top fifty books of the century. He was named Author of the Year in the British Book Awards of 1995. He has since published a nonfiction book, <i

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