Sharpe's Waterloo - Great book, and thank you. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of the battle at Quatre Bras on Friday, when General Kellermann led the cavalry charge against the British infantry in line formation. I showed the passage to my wife, Liza Kellermann, a descendent of the General's, and she got a kick out of it. We had wondered if a Kellermann would make it into one of your books.
I look forward to reading your nonfiction account of the Waterloow campaign. Sharpe's version is clarifying some points I've never understood about it.
I have been semi-retired now for 8 years and prior to that I've never had the chance to read many books. I've seen the Sharpe's television series and brought the CD Box Series of Sharpe which prompted me to start buying all the books to read. After reading and enjoying those books, I started buying and reading all your other books which I enjoy all your characters in the historical settings. Including the two latest books you have written I only need to get another nine books to get to bring me up to speed with any future books you intend to write. I want to give a big thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment to me and may it continue.
Dear Mr Cornwell,
It meant so much to me to meet you in person yesterday evening. I really enjoyed your talk on Waterloo. Thank you for signing my copy of the book. You bring the Napoleonic Wars to life so effectively. I have read almost all the Sharpe novels now and eagerly await the next one when you write it! I have spent most of this year reading your books in my spare time - always a wonderful experience. Thank you for creating Sharpe.
your books have seen me through most of my career in the RAF and now in civvie street. Sharp was my companion I. The 90's and early 2000's on exercise and ops in Spain and the Middle East. Uhtred was an inspiration when I served in Northumbria at RAF Boulmer. Now I have taken up sailing I loved Scoundrel, I know it's not historical but it rivals other books of this area, it would be great to know where Rebel Lady and Shannahan go next!! Thank you for the company it's been a great 20 odd years, here's to the next 20.
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