Sharpe Books

I began writing Sharpe in 1980 and he’s still going strong. I never thought there would be this many books – I imagined there might be ten or eleven – but then along came Sean Bean and the television programmes and I virtually began a whole new Sharpe series.

Read more about Sharpe and the timeline of the books here.

Read more about the Sharpe films here.

Read about the Sharpe’s Children Foundation here.

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Sharpe’s Story (2007)

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This is my telling of how the Sharpe series began and how it has evolved over nearly thirty years. This booklet also contains the short essay Cakes and Ale that helps to explain some of the murkier wellsprings from which Sharpe emerged.

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Sharpe’s Fury (2006)

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Sharpe’s Fury is based on the real events of the winter of 1811 that led to the extraordinary victory of Barossa.

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Sharpe’s Escape (2004)

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It is the late summer of 1810 and the French mount their third and most threatening invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe, with his company of redcoats and riflemen, meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco where, despite a stunning victory, the French are not stopped. Sharpe’s Escape slots between Sharpe’s Gold and Sharpe’s Battle.

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Sharpe’s Havoc (2003)

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Sharpe’s Havoc is set during the French invasion of Portugal in 1809 and Sir Arthur Wellesley’s devastating counter-attack. Patrick Harper is back, as is Captain Hogan. The book slots between Sharpe’s Rifles and Sharpe’s Eagle.

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Sharpe’s Christmas (2003)

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Sharpe’s Christmas contains two short stories, ‘Sharpe’s Christmas’ and ‘Sharpe’s Ransom’. ‘Sharpe’s Christmas’ is set in 1813, towards the end of the Peninsular War and falls after Sharpe’s Regiment. ‘Sharpe’s Ransom’ comes after Sharpe’s Waterloo and is set in peacetime.

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