Mr Cornwell, only found out your site today and I just wanted to say that I can't get enough of your Sharpe series. I devour each new book in around 2 days and impatiently :) wait for the next one to hit the shelves. I'm currently re-reading Sharpe's Gold again for the 3rd time whilst I await your new one in April. Keep up the good work and please write more regularly :) The Sharpe novels I mean. Gary Walsh
Dear Sir, Don't really have a question, just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your books! Have read several, including the warlord chronicles, and am just starting the fourth installment of the Starbuck series. Anxiously awaiting the fifth! Sincerely, Dave Zimmer
Bernard, Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoy reading your books. I've been particularly enjoying the Sharpe's series (have read almost all) with their factual basis. Keep up the excellent work! Kind regards Peter Foley
Just wondering when there will be another book in the Newgate series? I really enjoyed Gallows Thief! David Viner
I don't know, but it won't be this year.
Please write at least one more book to the Arthur series. I so enjoyed that series and would love to read more on Derfel & Arthur's son. I would enjoy reading another book by you that covers the remaining years between Camlann and Derfel "writing" the history of Arthur. Jane Barry
Sorry, no plans for that.
Just finished reading all three of the Grail books. Absolutely fantastic! I am about to start on the Sharpe books now. I found them very well researched...BUT...on page 78 of the paperback edition of Harlequin I found "and her [Jeanette's] right shoulder was bruised because of it [shooting her crossbow]". I am sorry to have to annoy you by airing my knowledge, but as a physicist and sometime arblaster, I can tell you that, unlike a firearm, a crossbow (and a bow) recoils forwards. Having said that, I don't think many readers will notice! Hope there are some more Thomas of Hookton books to come. Gerry
They'll notice now you've told them! Thank you! I'm sure you're right so I think I'll avoid crossbows in future.
I love the Sharpe books and the Grail Quest books, the latter which I have just read were excellent, I think we are still trying to make sense of history and what it can teach us and this rich source of entertainment and education has been adapted by you with accuracy and excitement, thank you for providing me with hours of pleasure. Peter Harvey
Hi, I've been reading your books for years. I got a galley of "The Winter King" from a friend in England well before it was published in the States and I loved it. I felt the realism and detail were superb, and coming from a devout Arthurian Legend Geek, that's saying something. Then in a movie rental store, I saw a VHS of one of the Sharpe series. Seeing as it was based on your novels, and I loved your work I rented it. Fell in love with the character, rented all they had, decided Sean Bean was the bomb and became a huge fan of his before most Americans even knew who he was. I now own all the movies on DVD. I am working my way through the entire Sharpe Series and have enjoyed every book. I have read all the Arthur books, Stonehenge, the Grail Quest, "Redcoat," and I just finished reading "The Gallow's Thief." Someday I will get to the Starbuck Chronicles. If I could have read any book in the world, it would be a book set in the 16th century dealing with the Landsknecht written by you. Just an idea... wink wink, nudge nudge. Of course you may have no interest in that period, but I find it fascinating. Anyway, keep up the great work. I'll always be a fan. Dana
Sorry but at the moment my ignorance of the period is total, so don't hold your breath!
Since my grandfather was a union soldier in the Civil War I am fascinated by the Starbuck series, PLEASE don't stop at Antietam. Thank you..Papa Bob
Mr. Cornwell, In response to a question about your favorite characters you wrote, "A: My favourite is Obadiah Hakeswill, of course, and after him the delicious Ceinwyn from the Arthur books." WOW, what a contrast. I can't think of any two of your characters, among all the saints and sinners, farther apart -- in both outward appearance and and inner substance -- than Ceinwyn and Obadiah. The only thing thay have in common is that they are truely wonderful characters. My personal choice, exclusive of the main characters, is Blas Vivar. He's one big reason that Sharpe's Rifles is my favorite of your books. Duncan Adams