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Mr Cornwell,

My name is Richard, and I'm sure you get lots of these but I wanted to say reading your books has been, and continues to be, a real pleasure. For that special group of us that are so enthralled by historical fiction, both by its entertainment as well as educational benefits, your books provide an escape from the crap of daily life, to put it sharply.

Whenever I go to sea (I'm in the US Navy), I would always have a stack of books, including many of yours, and the combination of talent, research, and passion that are your books have turned some of my non-reading co-workers into bookworms. I confess I've even bought your books for other people, knowing they would love them.

You've got a real talent, sir. I can honestly say that one of my most sought after environments, amidst the hectic day to day life in the military, is a quiet couple of hours with a coffee and a Sharpe/Saxon novel. With that being said, thank you for the hours of escape you've provided, and I selfishly hope you continue writing. Cheers!

Richard Hoffmann
US Navy Search and Rescue

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Thank you for your message - but more importantly - thank you for the work you do!


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Dear Bernard,
I am reading at this moment your novels about king Alfred. I am (among others) a historian and I like your reconstruction very much! So convincing.
One time I kept on reading till 05.00 in the morning. So much was I taken in by the story. Thank you,

René from Leiden, Holland.


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Oh Yes ! I can't wait (for The Pagan Lord)!

Arthur


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Dear Mr. Cornwell,
I just want to say thank you for the wonderful books you write. I have read quite of lot of them (The Winter king trilogy, the Saxon series, the Grail quest series, Azincourt, Gallows thief, Stonehenge) and I love all of them!
I am a history teacher and I must admit sometimes I even use parts of the information I read in your books in my lessons, for example about the battle of Azincourt and the role the English archers played in that battle)

Last week I read 1356, and you did it again, you managed to completely suck me into the 14th century, not letting me go until the story was finished. I absolutely loved it.
So thank you for writing the books you write, and I hope there many more will follow.

Kindest regards, Bettina Grissen
from the Netherlands


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I have just finished reading Sharpe's Company and would just like to say it is one of the best books I have ever read.
Thank you
Matt


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Just saw a story stating that, in May, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs approved the Mjölnir, the Hammer of Thor, as an emblem for headstones and markers.... "Wyrd bið ful aræd"

Dalton in South Carolina

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I love it!  Good for them!


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Mr Cornwell,

over the last years I have been soaking up your novels and wanted to thanks you for writing stories that have me totally engaged. I cannot wait to get my hands on 1356 and The Pagan Lord. I have been recommending your novels to friends, coworkers, family. Thank you, sir.
Regards,

Katja Hundt


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Mr Cornwell ,

you are one of the finest writers I have ever had the pleasure to read, I find myself seeing the stories , not reading them , that quality is rare these days and only to be found (in my humble opinion) in the likes of the David Gemmell( rip)Troy series , Terry Pratchett and (whisper it ) Stephen King - "popular " fiction it may be but your books are rattling good reads and thoroughly entertaining so please do not stop or retire , keep writing so that when I retire I will have plenty of good stuff to read
regards
Jim Carr


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I would just like to say thank you for re-igniting my love of reading.  I have read every single one of your books as I am very interested in history.  Whilst I am waiting for more of your books I am currently researching my own family history and already managed to find an unbroken line of 800 years! I cannot wait to read more of your work.  You truly are a terrific writer!

Adam Louttit


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Dear Mr Cornwell,
The family had a get together in Portugal this year. You'll be pleased to hear that my sons and I are avid readers of your Sharpe series and so took the opportunity to visit Badojoz. The city is pretty much as you describe in the historical notes and Evora is better preserved and gives a better impression of the fortifications of the time. We also visited the fort San Cristobal across the river from Badojoz and found that it is in the process of being completely renovated (with EU money and using tower cranes and heavy machinery).  It looks like it will become a heritage site and tourist attraction.  The fort is substantially complete and it was amazing to see the structures as they would have appeared 200 years ago.
Regards,
Ian McWilliam.

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Thank you!  Glad to know you had a good visit there.


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