Captain Corelli's Mandolin

by Louis de Bernieres

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Synopsis

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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'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


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ISBN: 9780099553991
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099553991
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
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About 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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