Dear Mr Cornwell,
I am an avid reader of your books and greatly admire the rich and intricate way in which you recreate some of the world's most fascinating military history. I've recently developed an interest in the Crimean War and have so far been unable to find any books other than cold and stuffy historical accounts of the event. It strikes me as a wonderful subject for you to touch your magic on. Would you consider writing a novel or two set then?
I have thought about it....but It's unlikely.....