Hello Mr. Cornwell,
I first read Sharpe's Eagle shortly after it became available. Over the years I managed to enjoy the entire series. I am currently reading them again, trying to keep them in the correct time line. I am enjoying them more than ever. I have devoured the Starbuck Chronicles, Saxon Stories, Grail Quest and Arthur Books. I think I have read all of your novels, with the exception of the newest one. You have provided me with many hours of superb entertainment. Thank You!
Just finished 1356..a very enjoyable read. You did a great job on this book. Over the years I have read all your books..enjoyed them all..but this might just be my favorite. Thanks for all your efforts and after a rest (that you deserve), I look forward to your next book.
Thank you. I love the series. Reading is my passion and your books are ones that I can't put down. Thank you again for many sleepless nights full of enjoyment. Keep up the bloody good work.
"1356" is awesome. Your books offer the only real form of manly escapism available in the book market today. Thanks for all you've written and continue to write.
Hi I'm not sure if you would even read this or let alone reply but I just wanted to say what a fabulous read your books are I'm quite late into your books apart from the obvious Sharpe series but have always had a fascination for the medieval period.1356 was awesome and have now read the series, in the wrong order sorry to say, but I couldn't put them down. Thanks again for some great books.
Thank you for writing worth reading. My husband and I always enjoy your books and own a whole shelf or two of them. I first became aware of you many years ago when my husband introduced me to Sharpe's Rifles. I was hooked -- on the character, the settings, the history. When I was 12 I read my first book about the Civil War and discovered an avid interest in battles, tactics, and history altogether. Not the norm for a girl, but . . . I love your "notes" at the end of your books, and greatly appreciate the time, effort, and obvious love and zeal you project in researching your historical frames. There is an aura about battlefields, where so much human heart, as well as lives, is won and lost. It is hard to write battle scenes so that the reader is there, in the midst of it, in the thick of it. It is a gift you have, and we so love being on the receiving end of that gift. Your writing is such that I can immerse myself in it without being rudely bumped back into reality by obvious holes and sentences that make no sense. I appreciate the efforts of your editors in this, also, but to produce writing of this caliber you must have an excellent foundation. I know, because just about ever since I could read I've run the gamut from comic books to classics. I decided to write and let you know, not only how much we enjoy your writing, but why. I don't think I "have a book in me" so I review the books of others. I enjoy steering other people to books that are worth the effort of reading. Finding a good one, or a consistently good author, is like finding a four-leaf clover. Thank you. You are greatly appreciated.
Linda McDaniel Smith
I need more Sharpes Books in German, please !
I've read nearly everything you've written, several times, and re-read the books frequently. I eagerly await the day when you might find further employment for your Gallows Thief, or Nathaniel Starbuck. I have often thought how unfair it is to you as an author, that a book may be read in the space of several hours when it takes months or even years to write. Needless to say, I look forward to the next work, regardless of the series ... and I love to spend time thinking about how you exercise your craft as a writer, and the flaws and attention to detail with which you make these people seem real. So much more than historical research there!
I greatly appreciated your column of advice to writers. Thank-you very much.
Best Regards from Brampton, Ontario
I wanted to write and tell you how Sgt. Harper's simple optimism helped me through my deployment in Afghanistan. Whenever I felt down in spirits, I reminded myself that Sgt. Harper found happiness in being alive and fed. That was a line from Sharpe's Regiment, I believe. Anyway, good words to remember.
Thank you! Harper appreciates hearing from you!
Hello Mr. Cornwell,
I have just finished reading the last of the Sharpe series and I was wondering if you would write another book about him. I read your Q&A and I have seen that you might write another 1 about Sharpe. I think that is amazing and I hope Patrick Harper will be present (and lost some weight) again.
Thanks for all your great books
Might I by the way recommend Jack Hight to you? He doesn't write in the same time as you but his books are also very enjoyable historical fiction