This is my telling of how the Sharpe series began and how it has evolved over nearly thirty years. This booklet also contains the short essay Cakes and Ale that helps to explain some of the murkier wellsprings from which Sharpe emerged.
Sharpe’s Story, published by the Sharpe Appreciation Society, is now available. To obtain a copy of the booklet, please send a check or money order for $8.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling (total $10.00) made out to BERNARD CORNWELL to: Sharpe Appreciation Society, P. O. Box 168, West Chatham, MA 02669, USA.