Your Questions

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Hello I was hoping you could clear something up for me - in Sharpe's Enemy Sharpe was asked if he ever returned to the place in London where he grew up and was mistreated and Sharpe said he never did, but at the start of Sharpe's Prey I'm pretty sure he goes back to Wapping and takes revenge or I'm I just getting mixed up ? Please keep on writing the Sharpe books. Thanks Chris Horgan

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You're not getting mixed up, I am. Or, more likely, Sharpe is. He just lied about it in Sharpe's Enemy (can't trust him an inch).


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Dear Mr Cornwell, will you write any books on the later Hundred Years war i.e the battle of Patay or Castillion? Will you ever write a book on Joan of Arc or King Henry V? Alex Verrall

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Maybe - don't know - but not in the immediate future.


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Dear Mr.Cornwell, I have recently finished the Grail Quest series and the Sharpe series and have just finished the Winter King, but I don't know what ynes means. Could you please explain??? Liam

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Ynys means 'island'


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Hi Mr Cornwell I have been a huge fan of your books for many years, they even prompted me to drive all the way to the Royal Armouries at Leeds just to see Wellington's sword. I love the British army's role in the whole Napoleonic era, however another period of history that has always been of great interest is the battle at Rourkes drift. Do you have any plans to release a book concerning this? Maybe in a bizare quirk of fate, Sharpe's son could have enlisted and be fighting there? Greg Sewell

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I don't have any such plans at the moment, and I'm not really thinking about it either - I don't much like the later 19th Century - a daft prejudice, I know, but there it is.


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what happened to Sharpe's child by Morello and Harper's wife and child and please can we have a happy ending where he goes back to Normandy? Graham Whitt

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I don't know what happened to the child, but we must assume she lived happily ever after, just as Sharpe did in Normandy.


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Do you know whether "Sharpe's War" will be (or has been) shown on The History Channel in the U.S.? It sounds like a wonderful series. Oh, and I'd like to put in a request for another Starbuck book. Thanks for all of the enjoyment you've given to me. Bob Masone

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It hasn't been shown yet - and I don't know if they have plans for it, but if they do we'll be sure to post the details to this website.


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HERETIC!!WOW, WHAT A SERIES. WHAT A GREAT ENDING TO AN AWESOME STORY. I HAD NEVER HEARD THAT THE GRAIL CAUGHT CHRIST BLOOD FROM HIS SIDE....INTERESTING. THOMAS DID THE RIGHT THING. CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW THE WORLD WOULD FLOCK TO NOAH'S ARK IF IT WAS EVER FOUND. PEOPLE GO NUTS OVER A WINDOW FILM THAT APPEARS TO LOOK LIKE MARY OR JESUS.....KEEP THE "BIBLE" THROW AWAY THE RELICS. I RESPECT THE CATHOLIC RELIGION AS BEST AS I CAN AND I KNOW YOU WERE NOT MAKING FUN OF THEM, BUT THE WAY THEY CONTROL THEIR FOLLOWERS BACK THEN IS A CRIME. I AM SO HAPPY I WAS BORN IN THIS (OOPS..LAST) CENTURY. THE LONG BOW.....MAN O MAN. I JUST ENJOYED "THE LAST SAMURAI" DID THE JAPANESE HAVE LONG BOWS TOO? THANKS AGAIN FOR ALLOWING ME TO ENJOY YOUR STORIES. CONTINUED SUCCESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS. JERRY ROPER

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Thanks for the kind comments - I'm not sure what kind of bows the Japanese used - someone will surely know and might tell us? I suspect they used composite bows, but can't be certain.


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WW2 wan't all bad,then, was it? We have you, so there you are! Thanks, Bernard, for many hours of wonderful reading. My question is, any movement in making the "Grail" series into a TV or Screen movie? Should be as popular as the Sharpe series I would think. By the way, ever meet up with Peter Spencer, in your British TV days? Old friend of mine from my youth who was a BBC Producer. Keep it up, mate, we love your work. Brian W. Harlow

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Thank you Brian. No plans for a Grail film at the moment - and I fear I do not know Peter Spencer.


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Dear Mr Cornwell, I've been a big fan of your books for many years now and I have enjoyed the sense of realism in them. I would like to ask however, how you are able to describe the military life in various ages in such detail. Do you have a military past? Matt

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No military past - just a fascination with military history and an unruly imagination.