25th anniversary edition of this cherished story of love, loss, war and heroism - from one of our bestselling authors
Louis de Berni res is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.
A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy * Daily
A tall tale and a serious work of literature...its reputation suggests that one "should" read it, and so far I would have to agree -- Nigel Rodenhurst * Times Higher Education *
Stunning... A high-spirited historical romance...remarkable. * New York Times Book Review *
An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothnes s between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history...it's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest * Observer *
A wonderful epic novel...it has made him a name to conjure with. Both on the large and the small scale it is an absorbing and memorable book...the sweep, invention and warmth of the novel carries one effortlessly along -- Derwent May * The Times *