Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres


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25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR ‘A true diamond of a novel glinting with comedy and tragedy’ Daily Mail 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. At first he is ostracised by the locals but over time he proves himself to be civilised humorous – and a consummate musician. When Pelagia the local doctor’s daughter finds her letters to her fiance go unanswered Antonio and Pelagia draw close and the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable. But can this fragile love survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender? ‘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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Weight 405 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 28 mm