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De Bernière-Smart, Louis Henry Piers free

Born 8 Dec. 1954; s of Major Reginald Piers Alexander de Bernière-Smart , qv ; one s one d

author, as Louis de Bernières

Education

Grenham House; Bradfield Coll.; Manchester Univ. (BA Hons Philosophy 1977); Leicester Poly. (PGCE 1981); Inst. of Educn, London Univ. (MA 1985)

Career

Landscape gardener, 1972–73; teacher and rancher, Colombia, 1974; philosophy tutor, 1977–79; car mechanic, 1980; English teacher, 1981–84; bookshop asst, 1985–86; supply teacher, 1986–93. Chancellor, Norfolk Children’s Univ., 2010–. Patron: Families House, Norwich; Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Fedn; Norfolk Youth Orch., 2009–; Families Need Fathers, 2010–15. Mem., Antonius Players, 2002–10. FTCL 1999. Recording: The Songs of Louis de Bernières, Vol. 1, 2018

Publications

The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts, 1990; Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord, 1991; The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, 1992; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, 1994 (filmed, 2001); Red Dog, 2001 (filmed, 2012); Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World, 2001; Birds Without Wings, 2004; A Partisan’s Daughter, 2008; Notwithstanding, 2009; Imagining Alexandria (poems in honour of Constantin Cavafis), 2013; The Dust That Falls From Dreams, 2015; Of Love and Desire (poems), 2016; Blue Dog, 2016; So Much Life Left Over, 2018; The Cat in the Treble Clef (poems), 2018

Recreations

music, literature, golf, fishing, carpentry, gardening, cats, restoring and making musical instruments

Address

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