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Books by Louis De Bernieres

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    Louis De Bernieres

    Product Code: AAHPA
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    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 conscien-tious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consumate musician. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiance 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?
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  • A Partisan's Daughter

    Louis De Bernieres

    Product Code: AACVB
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    Chris is in his forties: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. He's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a prostitute into his car. Roza is Yugoslavian, recently moved to London. She's in her twenties, but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And though she's not a prostitute, when she's propositioned by Chris, she gets into his car anyway. Over the next few months Roza tells Chris the stories of her past. She's a fast-talking Scheherazade, saving her own life by telling it to Chris. And he takes in her tales as if they were oxygen in an otherwise airless world. But is Roza telling the truth? Does it even matter?
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  • Birds without Wings

    Louis De Bernieres

    Product Code: AACPO
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    Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, "Birds Without Wings" traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd who has courted her since infancy are but two of the many casualties. With the end of a community that once transcended religious differences, their great love seems destined to end in tragedy and madness...
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  • Notwithstanding

    Louis De Bernieres

    Product Code: AAADZ
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    Based on Louis de Bernieres' recollections of the Surrey village he grew up in, Notwithstanding is an amusingly real depiction of a charming side of English life that has disappeared beneath the suburbs. A far cry from his most successful novel to date - Captain Corelli's Mandolin, this is a quaint and affectionate series of warm rural tales. His observations are hilarious and heartening in equal measure and open up a forgotten world of quirkiness and rural beauty.

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