Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Short Study Guide

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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.

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.

In this eBook guide to the novel, David Issacs explores some of Birdsong's key themes such as war, love, birth, and the limits of the human condition. A must read for any students studying the novel, or for readers in general who want to understand Faulks's most critically acclaimed work. 

ISBN- paperback: 978-1-907776-90-8, eBook: 978-1-907776-79-3 

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