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City of Books


Dec 28, 2020

Louis de Bernières may be known worldwide as the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - but at nineteen, teaching in Colombia, he was known for something else. Dancing like a chicken.

He talks to City of Books about how "we raised a lot of dust, raised a lot of fun" during that life-changing period in South America. It taught him to read Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who influenced his work.

For more on his latest novel, The Autumn of the Acehttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117235/the-autumn-of-the-ace/9781787301337.html

City of Books is produced and presented by Martina Devlin.