Louis de Bernières, the bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is to give a free talk at Bedales School on Tuesday, September 27, at 7.30pm.

Invited by Bedales’ English department, de Bernières will share his thoughts on writing and literature.

Free tickets can be booked via the website https://tinyurl.com/debernieres

De Bernières won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in 1995 for his romantic novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Italian and German occupation of the Second World War.

His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over, The Dust That Falls From Dreams and The Autumn of the Ace, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.