A Book That Changed Me A book that changed me

Birdsong

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1583a (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1583
  1. Paul Slade, medical adviser (anti-infectives)
  1. Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals

    Sebastian Faulks

    Vintage, £6.99, pp 416

    ISBN 0 09 938791 3

    Isuspect there are many books that have moulded me, shaped my personality, even determined my mood from one day to the next, but, for its sheer impact and seismic change on my outlook on life, I must choose Birdsong.

    This is one of the most startlingly evocative books of this, or any, generation. Starting as a rather gentle romantic tale set in France …

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