About this book
1941 and a young Italian officer is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying force. Although he is initially ostracised by the locals in time he wins them over with his humour, civility and, more especially, his music. Pelagia, the daughter of the doctor who Corelli is billeted to, is engaged to a fisherman who can call up dolphins, but when her fiance joins the resistance and cannot be reached, an eternal triangle seems unavoidable. "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness...it is lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest" "The Observer". Minerva.
It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of 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 consumate musician.