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An amazing book - I have read it and re-read it and can think of no other novel for many, many years that has so moved me or stimulated in me so much reflection on the human spirit — Quentin Crewe Daily Mail 20031022 This is literature at its very best: a book with the power to reveal the unimagined, so that one's life is set in a changed context. I urge you to read it — Nigel Watts Time Out 20031022 So powerful is this recreated past that you long to call Birdsong perfect — Sue Gee The Times 20031022 With Birdsong Faulks has produced a mesmerizing story of love and war... This book is so powerful that as I finished it I turned to the front to start again — Andrew James Sunday Express 20031022 An overpowering and beautiful novel... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a perfect novel, just a great one — Simon Schama New Yorker 20031022
Winner of Whitaker Gold Book Award 2001.
Winner of Enid McLeod Literary Award 1993.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.