Louis de Bernieres, the very brilliant author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, has written an extraordinary trilogy that begins when the spolit and haughty Dona Constanza tries to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, thus starting a running battle with the locals. Described as poetic, vibrant, lucid, magical and with almost as much pain amidst the pleasure, each book in this superb set stands alone as a triumph in contemporary literature. This inspiring collection would make a thoughful gift as it comes in its own specially designed presentation slipcase. 
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