I just finished the book 1356. As always with your output this book was a joy to read. Thank you for your efforts and please don't retire!
For your fans, for whom you cannot write fast enough, I have the following recommendations: Any of the books (Fiction & non-fiction) written by explorer Tim Severin, but particularly the Viking series starting with Odinn's Child. Captain Scott written by Ranulph Fiennes, which prompted me to read a whole raft of books about Scott and Shackleton. My Early Life by Winston Churchill, an absolutely astonishing autobiography, and possibly all true. Finally (a bit of a surprise this one) Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer, a fictional account of George Mallory's 1924 Everest expedition.
My thanks again for all your work.
Thank you! For more recommendations, be sure to take a look at the Reading Club pages of this website.
Thank you for all the books. I started with the Warlord series as I had an interest in Arthur, and progressed to the others. I have read nearly all of them, some bought, some borrowed and some from the library. I saved Sharpe for a rainy day, which eventually came and have spent eight happy months rooting for him. I have now watched the ITV films, and feel he has become so much a part of my life that I am not sure what I will do without him. I am happy to hear that you may be writing more adventures for him and Harper,there were many loose ends to tie up, not least concerning Fredrickson and Jane Gibbons, but I'd like to see Simmerson come to a nasty end too! I also enjoyed the expertly written sailing novels, I have a small gaff rigged yacht which I potter about in and so often authors write about the subject with no personal experience just concentrating on some dull romantic thread. Yours are written for sailors. I am just starting the Starbuck books, which will keep me
going for a month or two, but please keep writing, especially about Sharpe, but new characters would be welcome also. There is so much English history to draw on and so many wonderful characters who populate it. Your historical research is awe inspiring.
I have read and enjoyed a number of your books. It always struck me as curious your occasional reference to theological facts or issues. Even in your seeming very anti clerical stories of early Britain, you seemed to know your materiel better than the average author. I made the assumption that you had some background in the some of the rigid areas of Christianity. As I have a background in the Plymouth Brethren, I was not surprised to to see in your biography that yours was similar. Although I have left the PB, I have not left the Faith. A wider understanding of things was what I required. I wish you continued success and hope you will write many more historical novels in the future. In particular, the Starbuck series would be a great place to pick up a thread. Your description of the Battle of Antietam was the best I have read to date.. .
Robert Halpert MD
Dear Mr. Cornwell.
At the moment I am reading your Saxon Tales for the second time. I have all six of them/ They are my favourite books. I could say a lot how wonderful they are, but I don't want to waste your time.In your last book Uhtred is 45 only and at 80+ he is still alive. I hope you will write five or six more books about his exiting live. Please, please do!!!
Mrs. L. Gopal
Just finished Death of Kings, another great read. Such a fascinating era of our history.
Thanks for the interesting historical note, what has happened to Alfred's tomb is a travesty. I too think schools need to focus 'our' history a little earlier than the Norman invasion, I suspect it's a Victorian legacy thing; Britain never defeated by foreigners etc.
Looking forward to the next instalment... get to it!!
I have read many of your books, all the Sharp series, Warrior series and Thomas of Hookton's tales, they are all spell binding. I feel as though I am with the heroes watching their every move. Keep up this amazing work please, it just sets our imagination alight from page one! Good health,
Hello Mr. Cornwell
I am sending this message from Brazil.
I read a lot of your books and must say that your work is amazing.
Keep doing this fantastic job and I wish you all the best.
I know you do not do requests about books for legal reason's but this request is about finishing a series.
For the next book after Uthred please please consider Starbuck. The last Starbuck novel was in 1996, and we are now in 2013. That's a long time!
Even if you just skipped to the final book in the series (Appomattox ?), and never did another Starbuck novel again, just simply to tie up all the loose threads that were left open from the Bloody Ground, that deserves to be done if nothing else.
So please please consider Starbuck
Spent the last week and nights neglecting my household duties to read the saga of Nate Starbuck. Please assure me that Starbuck will march again. Soon!
I've read the entire Sharpe series and the Grail Quest books. Thank you for providing me with such terrific entertainment.
Paul R. Ramirez
I truly hope to get back to Starbuck one of these days!
I've just finished another Sharpe book, " Sharpe's Triumph ", it was brilliant especially toward the end where Sharpe saved Wellesley's life, I couldn't put it down!
Thank you for your writing, I want you to know how very much I appreciate it.
Allen Vowles, Rugby, Warwickshire