Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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 to her fiancé - a member of the underground - go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable. But can this fragile love survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MickyFine - LibraryThing
Largely a WWII novel set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the occupation by the Italians told from a wide variety of perspectives but largely orbiting the lives of Pelagia, a local girl, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
good history of Greeks — indep. fierce people — Before Romans were Greeks, Greece — hated Turks/Turkey brought nothing as conquerors Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is set in the early days of the ... Read full review