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Red Dog - Louis De BernieresOne hot dog! (895 words)
by kirstymack80 - written on 25/08/05 (Very useful, 161 readings)
Red Dog is a lesser known book by Louis De Bernieres, who wrote the famous ĎCaptain Corelliís Mandoliní which was turned into a film. I first saw the book Red Dog towards the end of 2002, which made it perfect as a birthday present for me! As my big day is in December, I have to wait all year for all my presents (boo) but in this instance I was happy to put it on my wish list! Plus the fact it was £5.99 for a very slim book made me want to receive it rather than buy it! OK, yes Iím a meanie! It really appealed to me as it was set in Australia, a place very close to my heart as my best friend lives there. I usually visit her once a year and thought I would read the book ...
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by Picasso - written on 24/07/00, updated on 04/01/10 (Very useful, 81 readings)
This novel - the fourth by Louis De Bernieres - is wonderful. Set in 1941, it tells of the war-time occupation of the Greek island of Cephalonia by the Italians and then subsequently the Germans. The early chapters describe an idyllic life on a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea and are full of humour with their accounts of the local characters. The mood turns to bleakness with the ignominious Italian invasion of Greece, the brave and determined fightback by the Greeks who would have routed their attackers had Hitler not saved Mussolini s face by a German invasion. The humour returns in the form of Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer posted to ...