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Publisher Description

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 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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
31 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
4.7
MB

Customer Reviews

eklp_dodd ,

Must read!!

Honestly this is one of the best, most enjoyable books I’ve ever read! Such a fantastic story and wonderful characters. I was devastated to finish it. Lots of tears but also lots of laughs, very well written. ❤️

NickHoff ,

Exquisite

It's a hackneyed term, but I can't think of a more appropriate description than "achingly beautiful". Superbly written. By turns joyous, horrifying, heartbreaking and funny. A perfect novel.

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