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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

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Sorry but at the moment my ignorance of the period is total, so don't hold your breath!


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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


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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


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Bernard, I have read the first two books in the Grail Quest series and I thought they were fantastic. I have always been interested in history, and I thought the combination of historical realism and a cracking story made for an extremely good read. However, although I am dying to know what happens next, for various reaons I have been waiting for Heretic to be published in paperback before I buy it. Do you know when this is likely to happen? Congratulations again on the great books. All the best, Andy.

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Most likely Heretic will be available in paperback in October of this year.


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Not only have you provided me with hours of excellent entertainment, you also kindly give of your time to read your fans' questions! Thank you for both! Paula Santirocco


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Hello Mr Cornwell. I'm reading the Warlord Chronicles for the 10th time, and really enjoyed the Grail Quest. Can I ask you when you'll be continuing the Starbuck books? Also, with the success of Lord of the Rings, when can we expect Arthur to come to the big screen; surely someone in Hollywood has the sense to approach you. Jon Cobb

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Nothing in the works at the moment for either Starbuck or an Arthur film - sorry!


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I have enjoyed your books for many years. As a history student, I enjoy the history lesson woven into the adventure and combined with the study of the various personalities and social commentary. In view of the popular success of recent "historical" adventure movies, I cannot help but think that a movie based upon the Sharpe series, Arthur series, Starbuck, or others would be a great success. Thank you for writing these entertaining and informative novels!
John Zink

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Thanks John!


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I am at a loss for words to tell you how much I enjoy reading and rereading all of the Sharpe books. I eagerly await the next one. Dr. Verne Kallejian


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Sir. My name is Malcolm Robinson, and I have been a soldier for 18 years, I have been in two conflicts and want to write about soldiers, to show the human side of them. I served in Desert Storm which your fellows called Operation Granby, and Enduring Freedom, I enjoy reading your books and want to learn from the best. Also one of the things I want to do before I pass is to act in a scene with Sean Bean and the Chosen men. They were without a doubt S.A.S. before David Sterling, and why haven't you written about the Falklands? I am sure that would be an excellent series, especally about the battle for Goose Green, Sean Bean would be an Excellent H Jones with Hugh Frazier as Julian Thompson or Sir Jeremy More. I wish to learn sir, I want to write about the Army and show it in a positive light. thank you for time and courtesy. Malcolm.

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I'm sure you are right, the Falklands would make a very interesting story, but I prefer to write about long ago history. Perhaps someone will take it up - maybe even you? Good luck with your writing - I'll look forward to reading it when you are published!


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Mr Cornwell, thank goodness I have found your e mail address. I have read all the Sharpe books , but now I have found out due to this web site that I have 4 more to read ( thanks). With your unique way with words I get totally immersed in the action. I was born in Bosham Sussex in 1938 and spent my childhood in Bosham harbour. Your vivid description of the mud, tides, smell, reeds, was bang on, infact looking back it's lucky some of us boys were not drowned . I am now reading your terrific Grail series , well done Mr Cornwell and thank you for countless hours of great entertainment. Barry Parker

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Thank you!