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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  

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‘A true diamond of a novel, glittering with comedy and tragedy’ Daily Mail

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. Ostracised at first, he proves in time to be peace-loving, humorous - and a consummate musician. A burgeoning love with the local doctor's daughter, whose letters to her fiance - and members of the underground - go unanswered, seems inevitable. But can it survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender?


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Reviews

'A wonderful epic novel' - The Times

'Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste' - Evening Standard

'An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history... it's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest' - Observer

'A master of haunted realism. His best novel yet. He deals with death and love and
tragedy...This is a novel to be prized' - Daily Mail

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisan’s Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire. He wrote Red Dog in 2001 and was inspired by the upcoming film about his canine hero to write this prequel.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Louis de Bernieres

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Author's Website

www.louisdebernieres.co.uk

Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780099553991

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