I've really enjoyed the Sharpe, the Grail, and the Warlord series. They had robbed me of days of sleep. There's one thing about the Richard Sharpe that fascinates me the most. Is "Dick" Sharpe capable of long term relationships with women? He had plenty of mistresses, "acquaintances", wives etc. They are a sizeable and admirable lot. But they all, well, kind of, left Sharpe. So............ Alfonso
'Frailty, thy name is woman,' Shakespeare said that, not me. Some of Sharpe's women were so frail they died. Others were introduced in the second series and, because they aren't mentioned in the first, have to go the way of all flesh. But Sharpe and Lucille last for ever.