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Hello, I am a huge fan of the Sharpe Books and I own the complete video collection. I lived on the Cape untill 1998 and moved out west where I shared my videos and books with friends. I am back now in the Boston area and I want to thank you for hours and hours of awesome reading !!! I also enjoy reading about early New England History King Philips war 1675 and the Pequot war of 1634-1637. As a fan of History these two wars that are long lost with the People of New England show a great insight to early life around here. I only bring these to your attention incase you are interested in learning more about what went on in our area. Thanks for your time, Roy

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That's kind of you - in fact I have a fair collection of histories of New England and will probaby start drawing on them sooner or later - but quite which episodes? Don't know yet.


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Bernard, I have read the first two books in the Grail Quest series and I thought they were fantastic. I have always been interested in history, and I thought the combination of historical realism and a cracking story made for an extremely good read. However, although I am dying to know what happens next, for various reaons I have been waiting for Heretic to be published in paperback before I buy it. Do you know when this is likely to happen? Congratulations again on the great books. All the best, Andy.

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Most likely Heretic will be available in paperback in October of this year.


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Not only have you provided me with hours of excellent entertainment, you also kindly give of your time to read your fans' questions! Thank you for both! Paula Santirocco


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Hello Mr Cornwell. I'm reading the Warlord Chronicles for the 10th time, and really enjoyed the Grail Quest. Can I ask you when you'll be continuing the Starbuck books? Also, with the success of Lord of the Rings, when can we expect Arthur to come to the big screen; surely someone in Hollywood has the sense to approach you. Jon Cobb

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Nothing in the works at the moment for either Starbuck or an Arthur film - sorry!


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I have enjoyed your books for many years. As a history student, I enjoy the history lesson woven into the adventure and combined with the study of the various personalities and social commentary. In view of the popular success of recent "historical" adventure movies, I cannot help but think that a movie based upon the Sharpe series, Arthur series, Starbuck, or others would be a great success. Thank you for writing these entertaining and informative novels!
John Zink

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Thanks John!


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I am at a loss for words to tell you how much I enjoy reading and rereading all of the Sharpe books. I eagerly await the next one. Dr. Verne Kallejian


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Sir. My name is Malcolm Robinson, and I have been a soldier for 18 years, I have been in two conflicts and want to write about soldiers, to show the human side of them. I served in Desert Storm which your fellows called Operation Granby, and Enduring Freedom, I enjoy reading your books and want to learn from the best. Also one of the things I want to do before I pass is to act in a scene with Sean Bean and the Chosen men. They were without a doubt S.A.S. before David Sterling, and why haven't you written about the Falklands? I am sure that would be an excellent series, especally about the battle for Goose Green, Sean Bean would be an Excellent H Jones with Hugh Frazier as Julian Thompson or Sir Jeremy More. I wish to learn sir, I want to write about the Army and show it in a positive light. thank you for time and courtesy. Malcolm.

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I'm sure you are right, the Falklands would make a very interesting story, but I prefer to write about long ago history. Perhaps someone will take it up - maybe even you? Good luck with your writing - I'll look forward to reading it when you are published!


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Dear Sir, I would just like to comment on how much I have enjoyed the stories in your books, particularily Sharpe's Tiger and, my favorites, the Starbuck Chronicles. I have noticed how you have said that you have left Nathaniel Starbuck on a vaction, and I think that many fans of the chronicles will say it's time for another, as Nate has been on vacation since 2001 (I think). It would be much appreciated if you would please write another. Thank you for you time. Andrea


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Mr Cornwell, Thank you for the Warlord series. I have read them over & over. Also I have the audio tapes, beautifully read & brought to life by Tim Pygot Smith. I am sure I have read about the series being filmed. Can you tell me if this is true and what is the timescale. Michael Brooks

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No, sorry, there is no Arthur film based on my books - but I am glad to know how much you have enjoyed the books. Thanks for writing.


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Mr. Cornwell, I suppose I've read a few thousand books, but never felt sufficiently moved to write a note to any of their authors. The exception is C.S. Forester, who was dead before I ever started reading his books and so denied me the opportunity to thank him for creating Horatio Hornblower. In any event, I am reading the Sharpe novels now and wanted you to know that I am enjoying them in the same way I enjoyed Hornblower the first time around. A great character, wonderfully rendered. Thank you. Fred Jacobs

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Thanks! I'm glad I'm still around to get your message!