Louis de Bernières

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Light Over Liskeard by Louis de Bernières review – whimsy and sexbots at the end of the world
A quantum cryptographer holes up in Cornwall to await the apocalypse, in this quirky tale of rural love in a technological dystopia

Christopher Shrimpton

18, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor: a land of megaliths, ghosts, solitude – and literature
Miles from cities and motorways, the Cornish backdrop to Louis de Bernières’s latest novel is a place for spooky hikes and a real escape from the 21st century

Lesley Gillilan

12, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Louis de Bernières reveals 'extreme cruelty' he suffered at prep school
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin author says the school, where he boarded from the age of eight, delivered routine violence and abuse to its pupils

Alison Flood

31, Mar, 2021 @12:08 PM

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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years
Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book world

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Captain Corelli's missing mandolin: when rehearsals go wrong
What’s the scene like in the rehearsal room in the third week? At fringe play J’Ouvert, injury leads to a frenzy. At the RSC, the actors scour footnotes. And on Captain Corelli they’re in a sweat about the instrument

David Jays

03, Jun, 2019 @2:47 PM

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin review – wartime weepy is shocking and wondrous
Rona Munro’s adaptation of the Louis de Bernières classic cuts back the love story to drum home the bloody trauma of conflict

Arifa Akbar

26, Apr, 2019 @11:34 AM

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So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières review – family drama in a changing world
A cast of troubled characters search for happiness as they try to put the great war behind them

Helen Falconer

02, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Louis de Bernières: ‘I’ve never written about a place I haven’t been to, that would be cheeky’
The author on writing poetry on trains, wallpaper music and his first ever word processor

Louis de Bernières

13, Aug, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Louis de Bernières: ‘I don’t play the mandolin much now’
The novelist, 61, on keyboard-invading cats, thieving pigeons, not looking in mirrors and getting on badly with God

Martha Hayes

30, Jan, 2016 @2:00 PM

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The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières – digested read
Louis de Bernières’ novel of Edwardian families putting on a brave face in the first world war is cut down to a more modern 800 words

John Crace

12, Jul, 2015 @3:00 PM

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The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières review – an epic tale of love and war
A world filled with grief and uncertainty is vividly brought to life in this epic tale of love and war with hints of Downton Abbey

Mark Lawson

02, Jul, 2015 @5:30 AM

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Louis de Bernières: ‘I’m kind of a narratological imperialist, I suppose’
The author on the ease of storytelling, his new novel – based on his grandmother’s experience of the first world war – and hallucinogenic snails

Alex Clark

28, Jun, 2015 @8:00 AM

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