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Captain Corelli's Island: Cephallonia
by Andy Harris
Following the success of the international bestseller, Captain Corelli''s Mandolin, comes the photographic celebration of the magical island featured in the novel, it is complemented by narration and features the characters from the novel.'
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Pavilion 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 t ...more