Join thousands of book lovers
You can, at any time, unsubscribe from our newsletters.
25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR'A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy' Daily MailIt is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces.
Louis de Bernieres is the master of historical fiction that makes you both laugh and cry, in the perfect nostalgic read to escape with this autumn. Is it ever too late to change your story? Daniel Pitt was an RAF fighter in the First World War and an espionage agent for the SOE in the Second.
A chilling collection of Christmas ghost stories
Accompanying an exhibition at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, this publication presents the glass swallow works Perched, created by the artist Feleksan Onar.
A sweeping, heartbreaking novel following Daniel in his troubled marriage with Rosie as they navigate the unsettled time between the World Wars.
Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Daily Telegraph From the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the spellbinding story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback.
In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War?
Birds Without Wings tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire: Iskander the Potter and fount of proverbial wisdom; Karatavuk and Mehmet-ik, childhood friends who play in the hills above the town, Mehmet-ik teaching the illiterate Karatavuk how to write Turkish in Greek letters;
When the economy of his small South American country collapses, President Veracruz joins his improbable populace of ex-soldiers, former guerillas, unfrocked priests and reformed - though by no means inactive - whores, in a bizarre search for sexual fulfilment.
Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift. One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train... Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he's never found an abandoned puppy on his train before.
Rona Munro's adaptation of Louis de Bernieres' much-loved epic novel. Kefalonia, 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the Axis occupying forces. Shunned by the locals at first, he proves to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician.
A beautiful collection of poems from bestselling author Louis de Bernieres. From the very start of his writing career Louis de Bernieres has loved poetry.
Of Love and Desire is a rich collection of love poems from Louis de Bernieres, written over a lifetime, and capturing its many forms - from rapture, infatuation, urgency, to sorrow, heartache and disillusion.
Poetry was Louis de Bernieres' first literary love and Imagining Alexandria is his debut poetry collection.
Word count 7,662 Suitable for younger readers
A beautiful and unlikely love story about what unites us from the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Chris is in his forties: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage.
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.
This is a great love story set in the tragedy of war. It is 1941. The Italian officer, Captain Corelli, falls in love with Pelagia, a young Greek girl. But Pelegia's fiance is fighting the Italian army.
Capturing the myriad voices of modern Britain, with their different rhythms of speech and accents, their humour and their tragedy, jokes and gossip, this book describes the community and spirit of a south London suburb.
The enchanting story of a very remarkable dog from the author of the bestselling Captain Corelli's Mandolin. 'In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner.
Dionisio Vivo, a South American lecturer in philosphy, is puzzled by the hideously mutilated corpses that keep turning up outside his front door. To his friend, Ramon, one of the few honest policement in town, the message is all too clear: Dionisio's letters to the press, exposing the drug barons, must stop.
'Surreal and hilarious' IndependentEnter Louis de Bernieres' magical, tragic and hilarious South American odyssey. 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.
Istoriya Ryzhego psa porody red klaud kelpi - istoriya sovershenno real'naya, i proizoshla ona neskol'ko desyatiletij nazad v Avstralii. Ryzhij pyos - Blyui, kak eshchyo ego zvali, - nastoyashchaya legenda severo-zapada strany. Dobrodushnyj, umnyj, obayatel'nyj, ehtot pyos cveta tyomnoj medi s yantarno-zhyoltymi glazami byl vseobshchim lyubimcem. On mog poyavit'sya v kakom-nibud' posyolke i prozhit' sredi lyudej neskol'ko nedel', a to i mesyacev, a potom vdrug, ostanoviv poputku (vnezapno vyskochiv na dorogu pered znakomoj mashinoj), otpravlyalsya v puteshestvie i okazyvalsya za neskol'ko desyatkov kilometrov ot prezhnego mesta obitaniya. No Ryzhij nikogda ne privyazyvalsya k odnomu cheloveku, do tekh por poka ne poznakomilsya s Dzhonom, parnem iz shahtyorskogo gorodka, i togda pyos ponyal, chto s ehtoj minuty zhizn' ego kruto izmenitsya... Po romanu Lui de Bern'era v 2011 godu rezhissyor Kriv Stenders snyal odnoimyonnyj fil'm o znamenitom avstralijskom pse-puteshestvennike. Vpervye na russkom yazyke.