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I recently purchased Sharpe's Tiger and Sharpe's Devil audio books read by Sean Bean. It was so wonderful to hear Your story read by His voice (Sean - Sharpe). Do you have any pull/clout to convince Sean to do a few more? (wishful thinking, but one can always hope). Donna

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No clout at all, but if I see him, I'll ask!


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Well I'm hooked now. I started with Sharpe's Trafalgar and had to read Sharpe's Prey right after. Believe it or not I loved the story of Sharpe and Lady Grace. I was very shocked that you killed her off in Sharpe's Prey. I thought it would make a very good story for Sharpe to have an aristocratic wife. I didn't know that you had written Sharpe on pennisula fighting the French before you wrote Sharpe's Trafalgar. Even though I am disappointed, (I don't know why a fighting man can't have a mate that would be equal to him in bravery) I am hooked on the series and am plowing my way through all the books. What a wonderful, straight forward character you've created. Betty

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I was sorry to see Lady Grace go as well. I guess it's the price I pay (or Sharpe pays) for writing the books out of order. (You haven't met Teresa yet?)


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Mr. Cornwell, I want to thank you for all the entertaining and educationally informative books you have written. Going from practically no interest in historical events to becoming an avid consumer of information on European history. I even went out and read a book on both Wellington and Boneparte. You are one of the few authors that I read the books more than once; at least the Sharpe books I did. Thank you again, ...I look forward to your next publication. Henry Stuart


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Bernard, Thank you very much for your novels. So far I have read 6 of the Sharpe books and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I have also introduced my Dad to them and he is now also addicted. Being Australian we love the fact that Sharpe is not an aristocrat and he rises through the ranks. We also enjoy reading about how these armies and regular people operated on a day to day level. It is fascinating and educational. For me personally the Sharpe character really appeals to me, not simply for his courage and fighting ability but for his brutality, ruthlessness and especially his self doubt. Having characters that are not "perfect supermen" who are good at everything is refreshing and realistic. Thanks for the entertainment. kind regards, Micah Clark


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dear sir, I'd just like to pass on my gratitude for your writing the Arthur books. I'm not the best reader in the world, maybe 2 or 3 books a year but after a difficult start I couldn't put 'kThe kWinter King' down (nearly got caught reading it at work, in work time, a couple of times!). I'm now half way through 'Excalibur' and I'm enjoying it very much, but a bit saddened to know that I've nealy finished the trilogy. So with that in mind, I've bought 'Harlequin' hoping this trilogy will catch me the same. Anyway, thanks for listening and I hope to read many more of your books in the future. yours sincerely S. Marsland


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Bernard, I felt compelled to drop you an email to thank you for the enjoyment the books you have written have given me, I am not and have never been a big reader (I am sorry to say) but do like to read a book while relaxing on holiday or a trip. I have read the whole of the kSharpe series and have waited each time for the new books to arrive in the stores, I recently finished both the Starbuck series and the Grail Quest books which I am happy to say took my attention away from the TV!, I await the next books and I am sure that they will bring me the same pleasure, thank you for your work thus far and for getting me to reach for a book and not a remote control. Gary Atkin


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Dear Bernard, Regarding the question of Hakeswill escaping from under the elephants foot. I have a vague recollection of Hakeswill Bragging about how he couldn't be killed in a later Sharpe book, and him mentioning sticking a knife or bayonet in the bottom of the elephant's foot. I have also noted how you regret killing Hakeswill, and I must say it is one of the few times I disagree with you. I was ecstatic when Sharpe finally managed to avenge his wife and himself. Regards Ed

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We aim to please! So I'm glad you were glad! I just enjoyed writing him, so regretted that I wrote him out.


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Mr Cornwell, I just got done reading a interview you did for the publisher of your books in 1999. I am very sorry to hear you say Americans did not like your books. I am as American as they come. My family came to this country before it was a country and I love your books. I love the Richard Sharpe series. I have all the movies and 8 of the books. I want to collect all. I feel you have done a great job mixing history and fiction. I have also read others like Redcoat and the Arthur books. I have a couple on tape. I was in the Navy for 6 years and they helped me through some hard times in 91. Again keep up the good work and there are Americans that do love your writing even though it is mostly British;) Marty

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Thanks Marty!


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I first saw Sharpe at the airport and it was love at first sight. Richard has my full attention. I love his ruthlessness and his laugh. I don't even mind his lice. Please don't stop! Glenda


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Hello Bernard, just finished reading Scoundrel and your other thrillers bladdy good books, good adventures. I reckon Stormchild was the best like, maybe were have one more eh? Ross, Dublin Ireland.

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Maybe I'll write another thriller, but it won't be anytime soon. I'm glad to know you enjoyed them.