Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
9780749397548 Vintage Classics
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 conscien-tious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consumate musician. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiance 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?