Labels and Other Stories




      Labels and Other Stories
Transporting us to all corners of the globe, the tales in Louis de Berni res 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 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. Free Read Kindle ePUB Labels and Other Stories By Louis de Bernières – heartforum.co.uk

Novelist Louis de Berni res was born in London in 1954 He joined the army at 18 but left after spending four months at Sandhurst After graduating from the Victoria University of Manchester, he took a postgraduate certificate in Education at Leicester Polytechnic and obtained his MA at the University of London Before writing full time, he held many varied jobs including landscape gardener, motorcycle messenger and car mechanic He also taught English in Colombia, an experience which determined the style and setting of his first three novels, The War of Don Emmanuel s Nether Parts 1990 , Se or Vivo and the Coca Lord 1991 and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman 1992 , each of which was heavily influenced by South American literature, particularly magic realism.In 1993, he was selected as one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelists 2 promotion in Granta magazine His fourth novel, Corelli s Mandolin, was published in the following year, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book It was also shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Second World War, the novel tells the story of a love affair between the daughter of a local doctor and an Italian soldier It has become a worldwide bestseller and has now been translated into over 30 languages A film adaptation of the novel was released in 2001, and the novel has also been adapted for the stage In 2001, Red Dog was published a collection of stories inspired by a statue of a dog encountered on a trip to a writers festival in Australia in 1998 Prizes and awards1991 Commonwealth Writers Prize Eurasia Region, Best First Book The War of Don Emmanuel s Nether Parts1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize Eurasia Region, Best Book Se or Vivo and the Coca Lord1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year shortlist Corelli s Mandolin1995 Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Winner, Best Book Corelli s Mandolin1995 Lannan Literary Award Fiction 1997 British Book Awards Author of the Year2004 Whitbread Novel Award shortlist Birds Without Wings2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize Eurasia Region, Best Book shortlist Birds Without Wings Top of page

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  • Labels and Other Stories
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  • 03 March 2018
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10 thoughts on “ Labels and Other Stories

  1. natalie says:

    Lovely, lovely collection The imagination of this man is incredible They re stories that I feel have flickered in dreams Perfectly formed and genuinely entertaining definitely going to be in my book club reading list, we focus on short books suitable for busy people.Thankyou Louis

  2. Campbell says:

    I m not going to give this an overall rating as I found the quality of the stories to be extremely variable, at least in so far as they held my interest As a general rule of thumb, I found the South American ones to be of least interest, whereas thecontemporary ones I enjoyedFunnily enough I only just realised, by employing the word contemporary in that previous sentence, that I do in fact think of the South American stories to be set in the imprecisely defined past, somewhere mi I m not going to give this an overall rating as I found the quality of the stories to be extremely variable, at least in so far as they held my interest As a general rule of thumb, I found the South American ones to be of least interest, whereas thecontemporary ones I enjoyedFunnily enough I only just realised, by employing the word contemporary in that previous sentence, that I do in fact think of the South American stories to be set in the imprecisely defined past, somewhere ...

  3. Rachel says:

    I ve been meaning to read something by Louis de Berni res for years now, and I m happy to say that I finally got myself to do it Labels and Other Stories is a collection of stories in many different places around the world The stories are, at times, quirky yet meaningful e.g Stupid Gringo, Labels while also being completely weird e.g Two Dolphins, The Turks Are So Wonderful with Children , making it the experience of reading it a constant surprise because you never quite know what to expec I ve been meaning to read something by Louis de Berni res for years now, and I m happy to say that I fi...

  4. Keith Hughes says:

    An interesting collection of his short stories There s a treat within, that anyone who has read Captain Corelli s Mandolin should enjoy One of the stories, Labels, is a peculiar tale about a collector of catfood tin labels.

  5. Sarah Dunsbee says:

    Hard to work out a rating as the stories individually ,rated on my enjoyment were from two right up to five.but maybe only my personal taste was involved..The writing is of the highest order,very vivid and you are immediately there with the characterseven in the stories disliked there were fine passages I admired.Great variety of mood from very light hearted to the most appalling sadness ,misery and evil You must be a excellent writer to be able to write in so many different areas.Four Hard to work out a rating as the stories individually ,rated on my enjoyment were from two right up to five.but maybe only my personal taste was involved..The writing is of the highest order,very vivid and you are immediately there with the characterseven in the stories disliked there were fine passages I admired.Great variety of mood from very light hearted to the m...

  6. Kirti Upreti says:

    Dark, mystical, comforting, humorous, terrifying and terrific this book works like a slow poison causing an unexplainable terror and unease that stays with you for hours The first three out of fourteen chapters would take you so deep into the trenches of your subtlest fears, that it might be impossible for you to get out of it After that, the next eleven chapters just play tricks with your mind making it bask in the warmth of emotions when it starts expecting trouble and then suddenly clou Dark, mystical, comforting, humorous, terrifying and terrific this book works like a slow poison causing an unexplainable terror and unease that stays with you for hours The first three out of fourteen chapters would take you so deep into the trenches of your subtlest fears, that it might be impossible for you to get out of it After that, the next eleven chapters just play tricks with your mind making it bask in the warmth of e...

  7. Magen Ellie says:

    What an absolutely magnificent read Every word enticed me and my desire to read on The beauty of short stories is that all have a form of correlation and link that can be obvious or be in the midst of oblivion The writing was blissful, the vocabulary used drove me to adoration The...

  8. Andrew says:

    A wonderfully eclectic collection of stories slices of life in this amusing writer s style of imaginative settings colourful characters from all walks of life.He entertains amazes in his quest to enlighten his readers on how even the most mundane human encounters can produce surprising emotions outcomes A wonderfully eclectic collection of stories slices of life in t...

  9. Annette Morris says:

    Great collection of stories taking the reader around the globe Variable quality but none of them badly written, some of them excellent a mix of hilarity, myth, magic and corny jokes A pleasure to read and enjoyably entertaining.

  10. Louis says:

    An eclectic and slightly inconsistent collection, but held together by de Bernieres superb language The prose is light and humorous, and employs a virtuosic range of vocabulary to express achieve this tone Some of the stories are a bit odd but overall the collection is quite fun.

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