Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Short Study Guide

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People love Birdsong. To date, it has sold more than three million copies. Countless stage adaptations have been made; in 2012 it was turned into a two-part BBC series staring Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poésy; a Hollywood film, starring Nicholas Hoult, is currently in production. It scores highly in lists of the nation’s favourite books. (It came 13th in the BBC’s Big Read in 2003, for example.) And it has barely had a bad word written about it; some critics even think it only just stops short of perfection.

This short study guide tells you all you need to know about Sebastian Faulk's BirdsongConnell Guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell Guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining.

ISBN- paperback: 978-1-907776-90-8

Introduction 

A summary of the plot

War

Love

Birth

Why is the novel called Birdsong? 

NOTES

Ten Facts about World War One
The gardens
Sebastian Faulks on fiction, life and love
Further reading
A short chronology

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