Hi Bernard - I've been waiting for a while to see how Sharpe will respond to the Rifle training. I'm interested in his reaction to the green coats, the new culture of a different kind of fighting and discipline which arises from a new kind of weapon. This is clearly where he finds his metier as a soldier. You've said a couple of times that you don't plan to go back in time again, does this mean that you don't plan to write this story? I'd love to see it written, as it feels to me like a missing piece of the jigsaw of who Sharpe is. Do I also remember Sharpe losing the last of the Tippoo's jewels to a woman (of course)? Memory says it was a schoolmistress at Dover, but it was just one line I read some time ago... This is a really good site. Thank you! Anne
I remember that line too. I wonder whatever happened to her? I hope Sharpe got his money's worth. I am disinclined to go back a second time, but never say never.