Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited new novel from Louis de Bernieres, his first since 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' that tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire. When jihad is declared against the Allies the young men of the town are sent to war. As the great world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, hunger grips the town and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Epic, yet profoundly humane, 'Birds Without Wings' is a glorious novel by one of our finest novelists.