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If you take your US tour in october - please come to LA!!! James Highfill


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Hi, I especially like historic novels and have been reading your books (and enjoying) for the last 15 years. Like most people the Warlord trilogy is my favourite series. This is just a quick note to say I really enjoy all your books and I am impressed at the time you take to repond to people. Long may you continue to produce entertaining and interesting books. All the Best, Geoff


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Dear Sir, I would just like to comment on how much I have enjoyed the stories in your books, particularily Sharpe's Tiger and, my favorites, the Starbuck Chronicles. I have noticed how you have said that you have left Nathaniel Starbuck on a vaction, and I think that many fans of the chronicles will say it's time for another, as Nate has been on vacation since 2001 (I think). It would be much appreciated if you would please write another. Thank you for you time. Andrea


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Mr Cornwell, Thank you for the Warlord series. I have read them over & over. Also I have the audio tapes, beautifully read & brought to life by Tim Pygot Smith. I am sure I have read about the series being filmed. Can you tell me if this is true and what is the timescale. Michael Brooks

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No, sorry, there is no Arthur film based on my books - but I am glad to know how much you have enjoyed the books. Thanks for writing.


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Mr. Cornwell, I suppose I've read a few thousand books, but never felt sufficiently moved to write a note to any of their authors. The exception is C.S. Forester, who was dead before I ever started reading his books and so denied me the opportunity to thank him for creating Horatio Hornblower. In any event, I am reading the Sharpe novels now and wanted you to know that I am enjoying them in the same way I enjoyed Hornblower the first time around. A great character, wonderfully rendered. Thank you. Fred Jacobs

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Thanks! I'm glad I'm still around to get your message!


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, I very much enjoyed your book "Gallow's Thief." I hope that you continue the characters in a series. Sincerely, B. Mayberry


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g,day sir. i have read most of your books including the Arthur books 3 times. I consider them the finest stuff I have read. Is there any art, prints or posters available on the characters and what would Derfel's shield look like? I think that might make an interesting tatoo. Cheers Cliff Collins

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I don't know of any - but I like the idea, thank you.


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Sir I had a friend who was able to get ahold of the entire series of movies based on your books. So we sat and watched the movies. I was very disappointed on how they bastardized your work. I guess I am a person who holds true to tradition and a faithful Sharpe fan. I was wondering how you felt about that? the worst in my opinion was Sharpe's siege since they cut out my favorite countryman - SSG E Stewart 2/75th Rangers

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I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. As any writer would be - I was delighted to see my books made into films.


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Dear Mr Cornwell, Thank you for the wonderful hours of reading and discussion in our household. I have been discussing your books with my family for many years as my father, brother and sister were avid readers of Sharpe. Now, our children are reading your books, especially my son. He was introduced to the wonderful world of Bernard Cornwell at 12 yrs of age and has not stopped (he is 15 now). A request for birthdays and Christmas and even Easter is of course books I can find on Sharpe, he can't wait to read Heretic and I am searching for The Gallows Thief and Redcoat. He has a great fascination for history and battle strategies and therefore of course lives in bookshops and the library. Unfortunately, here in Australia we don't seem to have access to your recent releases until 6-12 months after they are released in the UK. After finding your website recently I was surprised to see that you do appearances with your new releases. Is there any chance at all you would be touring in Australia sometime in the future? You have a huge following here. Congratulations on the website, I have told all my family and friends and have just introduced another friend to the Grail Quest and Stonehenge. Kind Regards K Pattinson

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Australia is not on the schedule this year, but who knows? Perhaps someday soon I'll have the opportunity to tour there. When I do, I shall look forward to meeting you and your son. Many thanks for your message.


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, I am a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and I just wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoy the Sharpe books. I have been reading them ever since I was introduced to them 2 years ago. I am delighted to say that I can scarcely read them fast enough to keep up with your new additions to the series. I also wanted to tell you how much I identify with Richard Sharpe's character. I have been serving in the Army since I was 17 years old, and I have recently been informed that I will be receiving a commission as a medical officer in just a few months when I start medical school. Will I suffer as much as Mr. Sharpe does, at the hands of my new peers? That remains to be seen, but I'd like to think that I won't. I hope my time in the ranks as a field artilleryman will be seen as an advantage, rather than a fault. In any case, keep up the good work and keep Mr. Sharpe marching! Sincerely, Grant H. Evans SGT, U.S. Army

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Congratulations! Terrific! Well done! I suspect you will be treated well by your fellow officers - the US army is very different from Sharpe's army (at least I hope it is), and my most fervent wish for you is that you get as many beautiful women as Sharpe.


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