Dear Mr Cornwell,
Just a quick note to say thank you - your novels have been an inspiration ever since I discovered the "Grail Trilogy' when it first came out. (I think I read 'Harlequin' in one sitting.) I'm working on my first novel, set in 17th-century Scotland, and was just re-reading your advice to first-time writers for more inspiration. I can't wait to read your newest books.
Dear Bernard Cornwell...
Just wanted to say I am now in the process of reading each and every one of your books. I made a list of them...and will get them a bit at a time. I LOVE them. Just finished Enemy of God. What a rollicking good adventure to say the least. I am retired, living on the Cape. I read a lot and know a great book when I read it. Enemy of God was such a good read...not your usual Arthurian tale. Wishing you a wonderful Cape Cod kinda day...and hoping you're writing more books.
Aeva, Orleans MA
Hello, Mr Cornwell.
I just finished "Waterloo" what a great read. I loved the time printed on the header of the leading page. Great idea. Probably because I was reading mostly before bed, I might have missed things in my tiredness and will have to go over it again.
If I had to find a fault or problem, I would say I would love a list of pronunciations of all the names and some pictures of the battlefield today, even one ruined by a man made ridge. Otherwise triumph story, terrible slaughter.
Again, a Cornwell from history pops up and you're immediately thought of, you might know the name "Jack Cornwell. VC" Boy hero of the first world war. Be great if he was a relative.
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF READING YOUR BOOKS IN ALL GENRES, THANK YOU FOR SPARKING MY INTEREST IN THE NAPOLEONIC CAMPAIGNS. I HAVE JUST FINISHED YOUR LATEST BOOK "WATERLOO", AND I MUST SAY THAT HAVING VISITED QUATRE BRAS, WAGRAM , WATERLOO AND LIGNY SEVERAL TIMES, YOUR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BATTLES IS SPOT ON. I WISH SCHOOL HISTORY HAD BEEN AS CLEAR AND CONCISE.
Dear Mr. Cornwell,
Despite the fact that I am Italian (I have been living and working in magic London for almost 8 years and I am married to an English gentleman), I have been a fan of Arthurian tales since I was a child; I love to believe he was a King. I have recently started reading "The winter King" and I am writing to you to compliment your very powerful way of writing, Arthur' appearance is dashing as exactly as I've always imagined it should be. I look forward to finishing my book and to read the enemy of God and Excalibur. Well done!
Waterloo ... 4 days, 3 armies, 3 battles
Thank you! I just wanted to say what a superb read. I was captivated by your ability to bring the battles and soldiers to life; I could not put it down.
Brigadier (Retired) John Wolsey CBE
I thought I'd guessed the identity of Sharpe's father as Dick Turpin but just checked he was hung in 1739 so will need to start thinking again
Hi Mr. Cornwell,
I'm a a 15 year old from the United States, who loves your books! I found the Sharpe's series particularly interesting and just wanted to let you know that these books were absolutely fascinating. The way that you portrayed Richard Sharpe's attitude toward the war totally captivated me. My favorite books in this series would have to be Sharpe's Tiger and Sharpe's Waterloo. I look forward to reading any other books that you write in the future.
Dear Mr. Cornwell,
The saddest words written in the English language: "Mr. Sharpe returned to France and Harper to Ireland, and as far as I know, they lived happily ever after." I met Uhtred last June as school was ending and I had finished the Saxon Series before July. I read Agincourt as well, but the Sharpe series was even more fun for me than the Saxon tales...I plowed through each book and as I came closer to the end I began to dread finishing. I still have your other works and I'll probably end up getting your non-fiction book on Waterloo. I just wanted to say thanks for writing such enjoyable books and even more so for being such a prolific writer...you don't slow down much, thankfully! I love your books and I think it's been twenty or more years since I had this much fun following a series and characters. Keep up the excellent work. I am looking forward to the next Saxon story and Mr. Sharpe will always be one of my favorite heroes.
hi there, noticed your upcoming book tour, bit disappointed you're not coming north of the border to Scotland. Just ask if you would consider next time coming up so your Scottish fans can meet you.
keep up the amazing work and thank you for filling many a great time with your stories
I wish I were! And I’m not sure why we’re not, but I’ll pass your message on to the folk who arrange these things.