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historical fiction is my favorite reading pastime. I began reading your starbuck books, but you won me over with the warlord chronicles. They are books I enjoy and find comfort in with almost yearly readings. Derfel's tales join Killer Angels and Kenneth Roberts (Rabble in Arms,Lydia Bailey) as great partners thru these New England winters and on the beach each summer. Today is the first time on your site and I look forward to more of your work (I too am frustrated by the news that no plan for Arthur on the big screen is near). After this long on the Cape I would also hope you've dicovered Gina's By The Sea, in Dennis, and Jack's outback. A fan David Walsh

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Haven't found Gina's yet, but we will - and, of course, we're fans of Jack's Outback. One of the world's great eating places! Thanks.


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Hullo, I was reading Sharpe's Siege the other day, and I was curious about the idea that is it possible that Sharpe may be related to Killick. Damien

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Was he? I don't remember that!


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Hello, You left a regiment of soldiers at Antietam in 1996 and they have yet to be recalled. The best part about fiction is that none of the men know that they have not been re-supplied since that date. I love well crafted series where the story ends in a "cliff hanging" motiff. I passionately hate the same when I have to wait for a sequel. If you have lost interest in the series, and that would be understandable ( I don't know by whom), please write one more and get the regiment out of the woods, back across the river to Virginia and I can move on to some other endeavor - like wondering why Sharpe never crossed the ocean and fought in the War of 1812 ( in between skirmishes). Thank you for creating so much enjoyment. Kent Fortney


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Dear Bernard, As an Englishman living in the USA, I can sometimes feel a little culturally starved. Not that there's anything *wrong* with American culture, or fiction for that matter, but I do get irritated by the technical and historical inaccuracies in so many American works. I have just finished reading Heretic .. you've restored my faith in authors who do complete and accurate research. I should have known of course, having been an avid Richard Sharpe reader. Anyway, in summary, thanks for the books. They are a joy to read, and I've now discovered a vein of works that I hadn't realised existed - non Sharpe Bernard Cornwell novels! (By the way, so you know how intimidating it is emailing a successful author? I keep looking for spelling errors!) Warm regards Andrew Marshall


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I'll keep this succinct for your benefit. I've truly enjoyed the "Image Gallery" addition to the site, and wonder if there are plans for other books to be added. If not, would you be willing to accept pictures submitted from fans? James Moore

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We'd certainly like to see them! I guess the problem will be space, but if you have any really good pictures of Sharpe's battlefields, why not?


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I'm a great fan of the Grail Quest and Sharpe series but I have to say that you have done a minor mistake in the Grail Quest books. Regarding Mordechai the doctor and the sample of urine he took I just want to say (being jewish myself) that he wouldn't do that, especially in those days when he'd be very religious. Other than that your books are very good and I look forward to more of your books. Anthony

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Maybe he wasn't very religious? I'm sure you're right, but it seemed a pity not to include what was, after all, the prime diagnostic method!


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, I'm a big fan of your Sharpe Books. I'm still reading them, but so far are really impressed. You express your ideas in a very different but very! very! good way. It's very noticable your hard work in the making of the series. Well I don't want to put you in discomfort with a very long letter. Thanks again for your dedication and hard work! Nathan Nichols


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I first met Richard Sharpe in the TV series. Sean Bean is the perfect 'Chosen one'. Richard Sharpe is who I'd have liked to be in another life. Although he does get shot up a bit. Paul Tryon


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I also disagree with Isabel, the point of you writing that type of novel is brilliant. If you were an unknown author, that book would of made the booker list. You capture a London in 1817 which was very good indeed. Keep up the good work. William Carter


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Me again. Noticed in your reading club The Iron Duke by Richard Holmes. Thought your readers might like to know he has another written with Hugh Bicheno, . Redcoats and Rebels. To accompany his equally great BBC television series. Professor Holmes also did War Walks books and TV series (BBC again) and that included a very good chapter about Waterloo. Regards Nigel James

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Thanks for the recommendation. This book has been listed on the Reading Club page for awhile now - you will find it on page 4 (posting date 3 July 2003).