Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Publisher details

Author
Louis de Bernieres
Publisher
Random House
Genres
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Released
01 January, 1994

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Buy now

Retail partners

    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. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous – and a consummate musician.When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé – a member of the underground – go unanswered, 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?#38 in ABC My Favourite Book
    Louis de Bernieres
    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 Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter, a collection of storiesNotwithstanding and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

    Books by Louis de Bernieres

    Related articles

    Podcast: Annabel Abbs on Why We Need More Food in Fiction

    Podcast

    21 June 2022

    Podcast: Annabel Abbs on Why We Need More Food in Fiction

      Podcast: Catherine Deveny on Honesty, Dyslexia and Being an ‘Arts Tradie’

      Podcast

      20 June 2022

      Podcast: Catherine Deveny on Honesty, Dyslexia and Being an ‘Arts Tradie’

        Podcast: Averil Kenny on Her Deep Connection to Rural Life

        Podcast

        16 June 2022

        Podcast: Averil Kenny on Her Deep Connection to Rural Life

          Peek-a-Boo! The Joy of Lift-the-Flap Books for Kids

          News | Book Life

          15 June 2022

          Peek-a-Boo! The Joy of Lift-the-Flap Books for Kids

          Podcast: Stella Rimington on Her Experience as Director General of MI5

          Podcast

          14 June 2022

          Podcast: Stella Rimington on Her Experience as Director General of MI5

            2022 ABIA Winners Announced!

            News | Awards | Events & Festivals

            10 June 2022

            2022 ABIA Winners Announced!

              Vote Now to Win Better Reading's 2022 Top 50 Kids' Books!

              News

              10 June 2022

              Vote Now to Win Better Reading's 2022 Top 50 Kids' Books!

              Podcast: Brigid Kemmerer on the Fantasy Genre Boom

              Podcast

              9 June 2022

              Podcast: Brigid Kemmerer on the Fantasy Genre Boom

              Podcast: Liane Moriarty on Bestselling Novels and Award-Winning TV Shows

              Podcast

              6 June 2022

              Podcast: Liane Moriarty on Bestselling Novels and Award-Winning TV Shows

                Remarkable Friendships: Better Reading Shares Their Favourite Special Friendships

                News | Book Life

                1 June 2022

                Remarkable Friendships: Better Reading Shares Their Favourite Special Friendships

                COMMENTS

                Leave a Reply

                Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *