Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Louis de Bernières (1994)
The course of true love never runs smoothly and so it goes for the beautiful Greek, Pelagia, and Italian soldier Captain Corelli, whose most cherished possession is his mandolin. Bernières epic wartime romance set on the picturesque Greek island of Cephalonia is a love story like no other, made even more famous by the (2011) film starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Coming from opposite camps in the Second World War, Pelagia and Corelli’s forbidden courtship has to navigate political and national allegiances, Pelagia’s fiancé the fisherman Mandaras, and wartime turmoil. Infused with the beating pulse of music, you’ll fall for this love story again and again.