Louis de Bernieres is one of our most treasured writers and these stories show his imaginative range and unique storytelling power. The collection includes 'Gunter Weber's Confession' which revisits characters from Captain Corelli.
Louis de Berni res is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.
A witty and warm collection -- Valerie Grove * The Times *
This entertaining collection of 14 short stories showcases all the familiar tropes, stylistic flourishes and trademark deadpan humour that make their author such a pleasure... A delight -- Simon Humphreys * Mail on Sunday *
Delightfully imaginative stories * i *
These stories often read like fairy tales for adults, and seem intended, above all, to raise a smile... they do this very nicely... Labels is an amusing and clever story, its absurdist tone well fitted to its subject -- William Skidelsky * Financial Times *
Louis de Bernieres is a very genial observer of human folly. These stories are warm and witty, peopled with fallible characters at the mercy of their own prejudices and insecurities -- Eithne Farry * Daily Mail *