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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


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I just wanted to thank you for years of learning and enjoyment. I first saw a Sharpe movie on Masterpiece Theater on PBS. It made me search high and low for one of the books. As a result I now have a strong interest in Britain's 19th century military history. And your great stories have gotten others in my family into it as well! Please keep up the good work. Lewis Martin


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Dear Bernard, I started reading 'The Winter King' a few days ago after having put it off for a long time. I didn't really fancy another 'Arthur and Merlin' tale. But the comments on this site persuaded me to give it a go. Can I just say how pleased I am that I did. Absolutely superb, brilliant and all the other adjectives you can think of. I particularly love the way you have portrayed Lancelot. Just as how I would have imagined (if I had an imagination as wonderfull as yours that is). I always thought there was something dodgy about him. Thank you again. Ed


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Bernard, I am both very pleased and a little disappointed to see another Sharpe novel (Sharpe's Escape), what would we do without him? However I do worry that filling in all the gaps in the Napoleonic Wars with Sharpe begins to stretch the belief in this wonderful character. Could it be time to give him a leave of abscence and develop some existing or new characters. Rider Sandman in the Gallows Thief for example is ripe for a couple more tales. Although I must say the end of the novel could have done with at least another chapter to tie things up. I do not want to appear too critical as I am a huge fan of your writing and especially Sharpe. Please keep up the great work. regards, Mark


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Dear Mr Cornwell. I wondered if you had ever been approached about a Sharpe computer game and what you think of the idea. I think it would be really fun. I imagine something where you control the character of Richard Sharpe throughout various scenarios, one for each of the book, having to resolve issues and fight bad guys in a first person situation. Perhaps there could be skills to be enhanced throughout gameplay such as when a level is completed. The battle scenes where Sharpe is in the thick of things could be like a usual beat em up type game but with swords. But where he has to command a group of men such as in Enemy where he is doing pretty much a general's job it could be like a war strategy game. There could perhaps be a campaign option to play Wellington as general thorughout his major battles. My thoughts on Scenario 1 - Sharpe's Tiger: Beat em up type battle scene with the Tippoo Sultan's "tigers". Brief video cutscene - Sharpe and Hakeswill fight, flogging, the Seringapatam mission explained. Sharpe and Lawford then having to avoid getting killed but captured in another cutscene and taken to the Tippoo. Various adventures for Sharpe until he is discovered and locked up again. Then he has to figure out how to escape the tigers and jetties, aid the British in their attack and kill the Tippoo. Hope you don't mind me rambling on. It would be so great if there was a Sharpe game! Marie

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There are no plans for a Sharpe computer game at the moment - but it does sound fun! Thanks for your message.


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Thankyou for many hours of enjoyable reading. I look forward to having Vagabond and Heretic signed as well. Malcolm Robinson


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Hi Mr Cornwell, >From browsing your site I read that you had talked about the idea of making the Warlord Chronicles into films. I just wanted to let you know that for a long time now myself and my husband have been saying how well they could be adapted. So far there has been nothing memorable done in terms of films/TV with the Arthurian legends, and your books are by far the most credible, interesting and relatable versions of the tale out there! Please please consider adapting them for screenplay. P.S) unfortunately a big budget Arthur movie is being filmed at the moment, I've seen some footage and I'm pretty sure it's going to suck! Clare-Marie Gosse


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Hi! I've just begun reading the Sharpe series, and I have to say that it is the best series I've read in a long time. The Grail Quest was my first introduction to your writing and since then I've read most of your other novels. You've really inspired me to do some in depth research into Napolean's era. So, Thanks! and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to good 'ol Sharpe next! Courtney