Hello Mr. Cornwell
Greetings from Summerville in the L
I believe you would enjoying Charleston and its environs as we do. The area is full of the past what with British, French and Caribbean influences always showing itself.
Just wanted to note that your ‘Waterloo’ goes as a pride of place addition to my bookshelf of Waterloo books. The book was so well-written making the battle so interesting that I couldn’t put it down. Thank you.
And thank you for all your work using your historical imagination.
Your historical literary works comes after my reading of Rosemary Sutcliff’s great book, ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’ when I was a child. I believe that that book drove me to my love of anything in history and particularly ancient history. And my bookshelves prove it. That book just opened the floodgates to developing realities within historical imagination. Incredible stuff.
And as far as ‘imagination’ frankly you just might be Horatio here in Hamlet acting like the storyteller you sure are:
‘So shall you hear
Of carnal, bloody and unnatural acts,
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters, Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, And, in this upshot, purposes mistook Fallen on inventors heads. All this can I
Truly deliver’. Hamlet , V, ii, 381
And deliver you have. Thank you again for all your hard work so readers can ‘get completely lost’ into another time. I’d think that’s the name of the game, isn’t it???
Rich....who always manages to ‘see’ the 18th century dastardly pirates and privateers strung up at White Point Gardens .. I can’t help it.