Dear Mr Cornwell, Thank you for the wonderful hours of reading and discussion in our household. I have been discussing your books with my family for many years as my father, brother and sister were avid readers of Sharpe. Now, our children are reading your books, especially my son. He was introduced to the wonderful world of Bernard Cornwell at 12 yrs of age and has not stopped (he is 15 now). A request for birthdays and Christmas and even Easter is of course books I can find on Sharpe, he can't wait to read Heretic and I am searching for The Gallows Thief and Redcoat. He has a great fascination for history and battle strategies and therefore of course lives in bookshops and the library. Unfortunately, here in Australia we don't seem to have access to your recent releases until 6-12 months after they are released in the UK. After finding your website recently I was surprised to see that you do appearances with your new releases. Is there any chance at all you would be touring in Australia sometime in the future? You have a huge following here. Congratulations on the website, I have told all my family and friends and have just introduced another friend to the Grail Quest and Stonehenge. Kind Regards K Pattinson
Australia is not on the schedule this year, but who knows? Perhaps someday soon I'll have the opportunity to tour there. When I do, I shall look forward to meeting you and your son. Many thanks for your message.