|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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Captain Corelli's Mandolin appears on these lists...
38th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
19th on The Big Read by BBC
66th on Books of the Century by Waterstone