Mr. Cornwell, I purchased Sharpe's Eagle when it was first published in 1981. I have since collected, and loved, every one of your historical novels as soon as they were available. However, whenever I look at my "Cornwell" shelves I am annoyed by the paperpack edition of Sharpe's Tigers. I think it is one of the best of the Sharpe's novels, but it apparently was never released in a hardbound edition in the US. So it sits among my First Editions looking like a poor relative. Why did this happen? Or am I wrong and a hardbound edition escaped my notice? Gregg Singer
You're annoyed? So am I, but HarperCollins US never issued a hardback edition - why? you would have to ask them. Your best bet, I fear, is to get a UK hardback edition in the second hand market - they're not expensive and it will look a lot better than a paperback.