Dear Mr Cornwell. I dont suppose you remember me from AGES ago when I used to email you quite regularly via this form. ANyway, I hope you are well and enjoying your travels. I just had to write after having a marathon sessions of your novels. In the past 3 months Ive read 10 Sharpe books (Prey, Havoc, Escape, Sword, Fortress, Honour, Regiment, Waterloo, Revenge and Tiger) both of the Uhtred novels and Stonehenge. Its got to the stage that Im gong to have to buy muself duplicate copies of your novels, because Sharpes Gold has been read at least 20 times...and is actually falling apart. It is a very battered, much loved copy - but it may have to be retired. And I have many more of your books in the same condition. I own two copies of Fortress, one of them signed which I am too scared to read - its one of my prized posessions! I was wondering (and I know its been asked many a time before) how many more Sharpe novels you have planned, and are you planning on retiring him any time soon? ON another note - I wanted to thank you for mentioning the ISle de Maurise - Im half Mauritian, and not many people know of it. Many more do now because it is an up and comming holiday destination, but after years of telling people where my mother was from only to be met with "Where?" it was fantastic to have it mentioned in your story - thanks! On another note, would you ever consider putting a sly nod to your fans in any of the Sharpe novels. I am desperately in love with Mister Sharpe and would love my name(Angela) to be even slightly associated with his as one of his many women. Hell...even if it was a servant girl that just got a glimpse of him - It'd make my day, hell - itd make my year! :D On another note, just wanted to tell you how much I love The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. Almost as much as I love Sharpe. You always manage to amaze me. I read The Pale Horseman in one sitting. It took me just under 6 hours...I physically couldnt put it down. I enjoy writing, and have a few short stories published on the net at www.fanfiction.net and have always recieved positive reviews, and one day I hope I can come up with an original idea, and have the time, patience, and imagination to make a real go of it. Im waiting eagerly for the new Sharpe film...I was wondering if it would be possible...since the films don't strictly adhere to the novels whether it would be possible to make a film of Sharpe's Prey...only move it on a little in the timeline just so it was before Waterloo? I love that novel, and the story of the bombardment of Copenhagen fascinates me. Id love to see it made as a production. Many thanks for many years of pleaseure - Ive been reading your books since I was 12, Im now almost 23! Take care, god bless. Angie xxxxx
A film of Sharpe's Prey? I guess anything is possible but there are no plans for it at the moment.
Be careful for what you wish! Sharpe now has a mission to find Angela . . . . . . . .