Transporting us to all corners of the globe, the tales in Louis de Bernières’ worldly and entertaining collection Labels and Other Stories feature a cast of unlikely and unforgettable heroes who can be found collecting luxury tinned cat-food labels, posting fish to the President, falling in love with dolphin deities and dining with Brazilian street thieves. And in ‘Gunter Weber's Confession’, we return once more to the Greek island of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and its much-loved characters.
Full of wit, charm and warmth, Labels and Other Stories shows the imaginative range and unique storytelling power of one of our msot treasured writers.
A witty and warm collection
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
Delightfully imaginative stories
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
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
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Louis de Bernières, the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin joins Richard E. Grant in the Penguin Studio to talk about his new novel, The Dust That Falls From Dreams.