Your Questions

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What is the significance of a club foot? I have read the Warlord Chronicles, Gallows Thief, and Redcoat and all of them have a clubbed footed character. Just wondering if there was a reason or a connection there. I have really enjoyed them. Especially the Arthur books. You have a great website as well. Jonathan Wood

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No significance really - I hadn't realised I used it so often. Lack of imagination I suppose.


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Gdday Bernard, I thoroughly enjoy the Sharpe series. Looking forward to Sharpes Escape. I realise Richard would be 80+, but I would like too see him at the Crimea. Maybe as the Regiments Historian ? Or his son is in the Crimean War ? Once again thank you for a great read. Australia never got the TV series ! But I did get two videos, Sean Bean makes a great Richard, Cheers, Chris Sinclair

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I've given some thought to the Crimean War, but it's not in my immediate plans. Thanks for your message!


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I've read the four Starbuck Chronicles, and enjoyed each one. I'm wondering when and if you are planning to write any more Starbuck Chronicles. I'm also interested in how you, since you are British, got interested in the American Civil War. I have also enjoyed "The Pirate Round" series of books by James L. Nelson. John Flint Schullery

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The American Civil War is a dramatic period of U.S. history, far more so than the Revolution, it's stuffed with good stories, great characters and lots of drama. I hope to get back to Starbuck soon, but can't make any promises.


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Dear Mr.Cornwell, I was wondering if you had planned to write another book about the American Revolution? And I might ad I am the biggest fan of your work. I read all the Sharpe Books 3 times each and I have read the Starbuck Chronicles as well as Redcoat. And I can't wait for Sharpes Escape to come out I am so pumped for its release. Thanks, Ty McTernan

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There won't be a sequel to Redcoat, but perhaps another book set during the American Revolution, who knows? Never say never!


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Have read most, if not all, of your books with great enjoyment and own copies of most! I have just re-read Gallows Thief which leaves me with a question! Have you any plans for further book(s) with Rider Sandman? Thanks for many hours of reading pleasure. Regards, Peter

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I think another Sandman book is a good possiblity.


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Ok, I just love to get involved into the cosmic and mind spinning world of books, thus I declare you the best writer I have ever had the great fortune to meet. Your character descriptions and world boundries are just so original not to mention the way that your storyline is concerned! Anywho, just wondering if you where going to make a movie of The Grail Quest? Or at least something interactive, e.g. a video game? Lots of profit can be made with your wonderful ideas. So yeh, keep up the good work!!! ...Steve

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Thanks for those kind words Steve. No plans at the moment for a Grail Quest movie (or video game), but who knows? Maybe some day.


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Since you seem to cover so much of Britain's history and myth, have you considered a Robin Hood story? I know it's a character that has received a lot of attention in both book and film (a certain Robin with an American accent comes to mind from the early 90s), but so had King Arthur before you tackled him. Just a thought. Evan Shelton

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I have considered it, perhaps some day?


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Hey, I am just a 16 year old Canadian kid who has just read your Warlord Chronicles. I found, and you probably have heard it before, that they are great works of the re-telling of the story of Arthur. I was just wondering if you have ever thought about putting these books on the big screens of the movies, like the Lord of the Rings. I just believe if done well in the form of 3 separate movies for each book in the Warlord Chronicles. Well I just wanted to know if you had even thought about making it into a movie. bye Todd Delaney

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I'd actually love to see the Warlord Chronicles turned into film, but alas I'm not a filmmaker so it's up to someone else to do it and I'm afraid it would be much too expensive so I don't suppose it will ever get done. It is a nice thought though! And I do appreciate your support.


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Mr. Cornwell, What do you plan on writing about next? Mabye more Dark Ages material or pre- Roman Britian material? Thanks for your time, Dick Mock

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The next book, to be published in the UK this coming October, will be called The Last Kingdom, and is set in the 9th century. For more detail and a chance to read the first chapter, click on the What's Coming link.


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I enjoyed The Grail Quest series very much. It had been a couple of years since I read through a book from cover to cover(never found the time). I read the first in the series in April of last year and found I was making the time to complete it, thoroughly enjoyable..thank you. I have since read the complete series as well as the Sharpe series to Havoc (which I am currently finishing). Great stories. Will there be anymore stories featuring Thomas of Hookton? I found those to be as enjoyable, if not slightly more so, than Sharpe. Thank you for the great stories. As well, any word on if the other Sharpe stories will be made into "Made for TV" movies? The Grail Quest would be enjoyable as such as well. Finally, what is next after Sharpe's Escape? Michael Arthur

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There won't be another Thomas of Hookton book any time soon - perhaps in the future? And no word on another Sharpe film. My next book will be set in the 9th century during the time of Alfred the Great.