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  • Birds Without Wingsby Louis De Bernieres

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In his first novel since Corelli?s Mandolin , Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they... more...

  • A Partisan's Daughterby Louis De Bernieres

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    England, late 1970s. Forty-something Chris is trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. Roza, in her twenties, the daughter of one of Tito?s partisans, has only recently moved to London from Yugoslavia. One evening, Chris mistakes her for a prostitute and propositions her. Instead of being offended, she gets into his car. Over the next months Roza tells... more...

  • Corelli's Mandolinby Louis De Bernieres

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history.  The place is the Greek island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men and the local saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to cure the mad.  Then the tide of World... more...

  • Notwithstandingby Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    Welcome to the village of Notwithstanding, where a lady dresses in plus fours and shoots squirrels, a retired general gives up wearing clothes altogether, a spiritualist lives in a cottage with the ghost of her husband, and people think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. Based on de Bernières' recollections of the... more...

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolinby Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    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.... more...

  • War Of Don Emmanuel's Nether Partsby Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    When the spoilt and haughty Dona Constanza tries to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, she starts a running battle with the locals. The skirmishes are so severe that the Government dispatches a squadron of soldiers led by the fat, brutal and stupid Figueras to deal with them. Despite visiting plagues of laughing fits and giant cats upon the... more...

  • Senor Vivo & The Coca Lordby Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    Dionisio Vivo, a South American lecturer in philosophy, is puzzled by the hideously mutilated corpses that keep turning up outside his front door. To his friend, Ramon, one of the few honest policemen in town, the message is all too clear: Dionisio's letters to the press, exposing the drug barons, must stop; and although Dionisio manages to escape... more...

  • The Death of Miss Agatha Feakes (Storycuts)by Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    Agatha Feakes looks back over her life and experiences, blissfully unaware that is her last day living . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Notwithstanding . more...

  • The Girt Pike (Storycuts)by Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    11-year-old Robert is asked by the beautiful Mrs. Rendall to catch the infamous 'Girt Pike' from her pond. Too poor to buy the appropriate fishing rod for the daunting task, Robert fashions his own, proving to himself, Mrs. Rendall and the rest of the village that he is capable of anything. However, it is not all happy endings . . . Part of the Storycuts... more...

  • Talking to George (Storycuts)by Louis de Bernieres

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    John the gardener is disillusioned with his life, past and present. Alan is John's assistant, helplessly in love with Sylvie, the stable girl. These three characters are united by their friendship and by George, the barn spider. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Notwithstanding . more...