Jane’s choice: BIRDSONG, Sebastian Faulks
As Remembrance Day (11th November) is almost upon us, it seems fitting to choose a book about World War I.
Every writer has one big novel inside them and this is undoubtedly Sebastian Faulks’ best. It also happens to be one of my favourite books. Faulks’ highly acclaimed retelling of the life in the trenches is often likened to the work of writers such as Erich Maria Remarque and Ernest Hemingway.
There are two stories intertwined: Stephen Wraysford’s experience before and during World War I and a girl’s discovery of her grandfather’s diaries decades later, which make her want to discover more about the War.
Everyone should read this powerful, moving story that leaves you breathless and stunned.
Lest we forget.
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