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Was Captain Corelli’s Mandolin written in Earlsfield Library?


The Guardian also has Louis de Bernières’ writing room, which is actually a garden shed minus the lawn mower, half-empty paint pots and plant pots. I don’t think this is his original writing room. Look at the massive garden and the large imposing house in the background. When moved to London in 1996, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was one of first books I read (and I loved it). I was living in a district called Earlsfield, which is in Wandsworth but lots of Londoners don’t know where it is. While reading Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, I read the blurb at the back and noticed de Bernières’ thanked Earlsfield Library. I’m not sure, but I think he wrote the book in that library, or least researched it there. I can’t remember without looking at the book again. If you know, then perhaps you can confirm whether my memories are correct or not.

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