Captain Corelli's Mandolin : AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS



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Author: de Bernieres, Louis

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 1 May 1995 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 560 pages
191 x 177 x 29 | 404g

**AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS**25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR'A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy' Daily MailIt 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 fianc 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 Bernires 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