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I have been devouring your kingdom books on kindle in same way I devoured Wilbur Smith.

Please do not go down his route of ghost writers.They no longer read like a lover of Africa with true soul.

My  heart races in anticipation when I download and then start reading . I have learnt so much social history of a period I never covered at school. Thankyou!

Ross McGookin


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Hi,

Just read the last kingdom and had great fun. Can't wait to read the next books.

Thanks!!

Jordi


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Hello Mr Cornwell!

 

Recently someone posed the question, "Who's the best archer in fiction?"

 

I had to respond, "Thomas of Hookton."

 

This inspired me to look up your website and send you an email about how much I enjoy and appreciate your writing. You had a massive influence on me growing up. From a young age I devoured historical fiction, and yours was by far my favorite.

 

Now I'm trying to write my own books, and I wanted to say thank you. Without authors like you who instilled in me a love for stories and storytelling, I would not read. And if I did not read, I would never write!

 

So thank you, it's meant a lot to me.

 

 

Sandell


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Dear Bernard.

I am nearly as old as you, and was a Napoleonic buff and wargamer in the 1980s and 90's. When I went into my local bookshop and saw the paperback of Sharpe's Rifles, I bought it straightway and read it in a day or so. I normally do not read much fiction, as have so much non fiction to read and study. It was great. I am sure that I recall a square being cut down and it struck me as the best piece of historical writing ever.

I thought I had all of the books until I saw a few new ones in hard cover, Fury and Escape etc. I now have these in hardback. And most of the DVD's I most humbly thank you for bringing us Sharpe and raising the awareness of The Napoleonic Period.

Just a small point, you list on your website the order in which to watch the DVD's, I notice in number 2 that Sharpe captured two eagles! Surely! even Sean Bean could not do that.

Best regards

Digby Green

New Zealand


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After watching The Last Kingdom season 1, I had to search the basis for it, your books..read them all, having to wait for 10th for quite awhile. Thank you for those books, i enjoyed them soo much.  Am currently watching the second season and hoping that the 11th book is not too too far in the distance..Be well.

Denise Marcucci


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Our brief chat (not to mention the photo) following the Shakespeare and War discussion last night was a long-awaited pleasure.  I have been an enthusiastic reader of your books for many years -- all the Sharpe novels, the Archer's Tale series, and now the Saxon Stories. We took a bus tour down the Northumberland coast during our recent visit to Edinburgh; prevailed on the driver to stop by Bamburg Castle (was also impressed by the view of it from Lindisfarne -- talk about grim solitude).

 

Still, I think my favorite may be The Fort.  It truly brought to life my encounter with the little monument in Castine all those years ago!

 

I will look for other events when you are in town, or on our occasional visits to Cape Cod.  With best wishes,

 

Gregg Rubinstein


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Andy Phillips - Pastor - Open Door Church, Sunbury again:

So I have read since 1st week of July :

9 Saxon Chronicles books

Azincourt

1356

 

Utterly brilliant books - love them! Can hear a bit of Uthred in Thomas when he wonders is there is an omen at times. Love your knowledge of the bible  - in 1356 - Pg 423 - Isa iash 2:4 and Malachi 4:3. Beign a Evangelical reading your books really helps!

 

Keep going - brilliant! I cannot tell you how much joy reading these gives me!

 

Thanks mate!

 

Andy


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Dear Mr Cornwell,

 

If you are reading this e-mail, let me first thank you for the time you are giving me right now. I realize you must be extremely busy and I highly appreciate your consideration.

 

Let me also thank you and mostly for the Warlord Chronicles. I have for a long time enjoyed historical fictions and wished to write in this genre, but only after reading your trilogy have I found the inner urge to start my work. I am only an amateur writer and as you can see English is not my mother tongue, but I found in your novels the elements and emotions I wish to share in my stories as well, and if one day a reader feels as I felt while reading your story, by reading mine, I will consider myself successful.

 

I hope you will find the time and the will to reply to my message and that we may correspond. In any case, I will keep enjoying your novels, currently the Saxon Stories, and if one day I have the chance to get my work published I hope you will enjoy reading it.

 

Kind regards,

 

Baptiste

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I look forward to reading your published work one day - best of luck to you!


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I read with intrigue the letter from Matt Copley (Submitted April 5, 2017).

I sleep listening to your audiobooks on my MP3 player. Many, many times I have found myself in the middle of one of your stories in a dream. I can tell you, reading them is great, actually being in the story is even better though I have sometimes woken suddenly about to be killed. Strange but true!

David M


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Dear Bernard

 

From an earlier question about you being approached by other authors to write a Sharpe or Starbuck story.

 

I am sure you will be aware that "Sharpe" has made a number of appearances in other author's books

 

"A tall rifles officer, called Richard, carrying a rifle like a ranker" from the Fields of Death by Simon Scarrow

 

Arthur Wellesley musing on the field commission given to a sergeant Sharpe following the battle of Assaye in a Doctor Who story called Worlds End

 

Best wishes

 

Steven


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