#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the 1990s
In this "overpowering and beautiful novel" (The New Yorker), the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land. Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient, crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love.
Excellent story of love, heartbreak, sorrow and elation. This book dives deep into emotions that will embrace your heart. I thought Sebastian did a great job of eliciting the perspective of a female to the point I felt this must have been written by a woman. I enjoyed him writing about the tunnelers that I had not read about before. Just a really fine read.
Significant story telling
A beautiful book with serious detail about WWI as well as about people’s relationship with life itself.
A book you will never forget.
Haunting. Very well written. I'm not usually a history fan, but this book reads easily and the story is superbly told.