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Captain Corelli's Island: Cephallonia
Captain Corelli's Island: Cephallonia is a book for all who are drawn to the islands of Greece. Recalling the hypnotic detail of Louis de Bernière's novel, Corelli's Mandolin, Andy Harris highlights the history and appeal of Cephallonia, the novel's setting, while Terry Harris' color-saturated photos display the sun-kissed terrain—from the mountains where the partisans hid ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Anova Books
(first published September 9th 1999)
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Some interesting history in this small coffee-table book, such as the philanthropic work done by the British after liberating the island from the French in the Napoleonic wars, which delighted the locals. On a sadder note, there was the awful massacre of thousands of Italian soldiers on Hitler's orders as WWII drew to a close, as well as the tragic earthquake of 1953, one of countless seismic disturbances that have hit the area over the centuries. That said, I'm only tangentially interested in ...more