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Dear Bernard,
thank you for writing the Warlord Chronicles!

For years I had lost my interest in reading fiction/novels but your version of the legend of Arthur has changed this.

Best regards,
Daniella (Half Dane :))


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I was looking over your website for any titles I may have missed over the past 10 years, during which I have built a 20" steam powered pinnace (as yet unchristened.)  Through several thousand hours of construction I have listened to and enjoyed almost everything you have written and just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the entertainment which sustained me through what otherwise would have been tedium.  I hope to launch this summer and will email you a picture...

Dave Koski MD

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Best of luck!  I'm looking forward to seeing the picture.


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Thanks for many hours of enjoyment.  My son in law is from Lent England and is proud of his Anglo-Saxon roots. Keep writing.

Ron


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Dear sir
I have read other comments asking about if the warlord saga will be made into films. I know there are no plans for it. Please sir can you not push this! Arthur's and Derfel's story must be shared!
Steve Mellor


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Dear Mr Cornwell
Please please can Uhtred take Bebbanburg soon. I am concerned that Uncle Elfric will die of natural causes and Uhtred will not have the chance to kill him.
Also if you have any influence can the narrated/talking books version use the original place names rather than the modern ones. "I am Uhtred of Bamburgh does not have the same ring to it!!"
Richard

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I'll see what I can do!


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Dear Bernard,

I am reading now your last historical fiction book (Stonehenge), after this one I can only wait for the Pagan Lord or start reading your thrillers.

I really would like to recommend other readers who especially like your Saxon stories to read Conn Iggulden's emperor series. The are written in a totally different times than your books but starts like Uhtred in his younger years till growing up and becoming the Julias Ceasar we know. This is an amazing quick read but still can't the Saxon stories.

Thanks a lot for your great work and I hope you finish the Pagan Lord soon.

Peter Klaver (Netherlands)


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I am writing to you from Cape Town, South Africa. I notice you were born in 1944, and I, in 1942. So we are both war babies. I am a long time fan. My great passions are collecting edged weapons and firearms, plus the Peninsula Wars and the American Civil War.I had very interesting parents. My father flew Spitfire's in the Western Desert and Italy, and my mother was a Captain in the WAAF,and ferried Spitfires. Later in life, my father became a well known big game hunter, and from 7 years of age I became his avid apprentice. At heart I am a rifleman. After many hunting trips throughout Southern Africa, I became an Army Officer and trained sniper. I wish to thank you for many years of enjoyment reading your Sharpe and Starbuck novels. You are a suburb story teller, and unlike most author's, your knowledge of military tactics and weapons is superb. I hope I did not bore you with my brief biography, but I wanted you to know that I am a reasonably knowledgeable fan. Once again, thank you!
Yours Sincerely,

Steve Theron.

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Thanks!  It was good to hear your story.


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Please may I plead for a novel about young Richard Sharpe pre-India.
You've dropped hints he served in Flanders, I believe.
Don't leave it too long, mate, we are all not getting any younger.

My greatest regret is that the famous Flashman's Aussie exploits were never detailed before the great George Macdonald Fraser marked it.

Chris Horn


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This information might cheer Jim Ferreira up, after his name was linked to a villian. In South Africa the Ferreira family is large and well thought of - Ignatius Ferreira from Lisbon, arrived in South Africa in 1696. He arrived on the English ship Chandos. In 16/11/1735 he married Martha Terblanche and they had 12 children. The family assimilated completely into the Afrikaner nation, with their antecedants mainly Afrikaans speaking.

Regards, Steve.


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I'm a new convert, having recently finished all the Saxon Chronicles that are available.  Just wanted to say how much I enjoy Uhtred's "voice" - especially your use of Anglo-Saxon literary devices like the alliteration in the first paragraph of The Last Kingdom ("wave-beaten and wild beneath the wind-driven sky").  I hope more Uhtred is coming soon - I really, really want to learn how he get back to Bamburgh.
Edith Munro


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