Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/05/1995
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Slow Burner but Don't Stop!
An emotional tale of love and family in a difficult time of war and poverty. Bernieres captures many different personalities and points of view to create a... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
All Time Favourite
More than any other, the book that made me seriously think about becoming a writer. I remember being in awe of the way De Bernieres handles so many differe... READ MORE
Russell Thomas at Sheffield Orchard Square
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
An All Time Classic
This consuming epic will fill you with so much joy, grief and wonder it will render you entirely defenceless against the atmospheric charm of a Greek islan... READ MORE
Jonathan Patel




'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 fiancé 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 Bernières 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

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780749397548
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 406g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Set in Kefalonia, Greece, this is an emotional and captivating tale of a couple and their history. A wondrous book, just perfect!
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Ecletic Mix of Characters
Set in Cephalonia during World War Two, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin follows the story of a doctor’s daughter, Pelagia, and her relationships with a certain ... READ MORE
Emma Louise
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Beautiful historical fiction
‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louis de Bernières is one of my all time favourite historical fiction tales. It has it all: a star crossed romance, the hea... READ MORE
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