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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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Dear Sir, I travel in excess of 40,000 per year by car and have listened to all of your Sharpe Series on tape with great enjoyement. I wasn't aware there was a DVD collection until this past weekend while at the public library. The video ran very close to the original story line in Sharpe's Siege but missed out the American sailor. I have already decided to collect all of the series and look forward, as does my wife, to many hours of enjoyment. Thank you. Martin Taylor


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Dear Mr. Cornwell- I throughly enjoyed SHARPE'S HAVOC. The book was beautifully written. It was definitely a very interesting story and a memorable reading experience. Good success with your future writings and endeavors. Have a marvelous week. Best, David


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I would like to congratulate you on the excellent Grail Quest series that I have just read, which was absolutely brilliant. Although I read Heretic first as it was a Christmas present as soon as I had finished I rushed out to buy the other two in the series. I was very relieved to see Thomas of Hookton live to see another day at the end of Heretic and the whole series made me very proud and also very ashamed to be English, but as you say in the books this is how it was for all countries who were involved in warfare. I will now be going to buy the Arthur series and hopefully this will be just as entertaining and again make proud to be English like the brave English Archers and knights in the battle of Crecy. Thank you Bernard for some truly excellent novels and maybe one day you be kind enough to write another adventure with Thomas of Hookton. Alan Ralph


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Just a quick word to say how much I enjoyed the Arthur books. I was familiar with Sharpe, and had read them all, but the Arthur Trilogy held me spellbound. Cheers, Chris


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Hi there, just finished reading the last of the Arthur books today. I first read the Winter King when I was 15 and only recently found the other 2 whilst looking for something to read in a local bookstore. Since I was a child my father read me the tales of King Arthur and have always had an interest . I just wanted to say thank you for writing such amazing novels on the subject. Amazing stories and I'm glad to own them now in my collection. thanks again Jamie , Scotland.


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, it is always a pleasure to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover without stopping - this is what I do with your books. I was hooked on them through a lady I know who owns a book store. I told her I was on the hunt for an interesting read, she immediately pointed me in 'your' direction and I haven't stopped reading. I started with the Warlord Series, moved to Stonehenge, The Gallows Thief and now I'm on the Grail Series and A Crowning Mercy - yes two at one time - it's like an addiction to chocolate you have one piece and it's not enough. I just wanted to say thanks for your imagination and thank you for taking my brain on holiday and my own imagination far away to wonderful places. There are some stories I would like to see you do, but after reading your "notes" before emailing you I decided against it - however, I will wait to see what comes next. Many Thanks again - all the best! Karen Hamilton, Ontario Canada