|By:||Louis de Bernières|
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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 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...
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A bit of a struggle at first to get into, then I loved it! Finally, however, the last few chapters kind of spoilt it for me. Definitely a great book and well worth reading, just could have done with a trim at the end.
Oct 14th, 2021
amazing! Why did I wait so long to read it? This book sat on my shelf for more than a decade!
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19th on The Big Read by BBC