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Good Day:

 

I'm almost 50 and I have been reading your books for what seems like an eternity. I've never written anyone like this, however I thought it would be nice to provide some positive feedback.

 

Of all the books I've read, yours have been the most satisfying. Having a background in small museum operations, I've always had an interest in history and the humanities. Your historical-fictions have been an absolute treat and I was incredibly happy to see that I missed your latest Sharpe adventure (that my wife is ordering for me this very moment). I do believe that I'll also have her order me your one and only non-fiction historical paperback.

 

Your Last Kingdom series is one of my favourites as well. Such vivid stories woven around general historical events add so much more to a character's adventures and life. And I truly think many have been inspired to delve into real historical works as a result of your novels.

 

I am also looking forward to eventually getting: The Fort. Please, no spoilers!

 

I'm just very pleased there are writers like you and simply wanted to offer my praise of your work.

 

Well done, and thank you.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Patrick Zammit-Susin

Angus, Ontario, Canada


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After thoroughly enjoying “The Last Kingdom” my mother showed me our own family tree which also traces back to Uhtred the Bold.

Lucinda Goodman


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Though you are my age and it would be unlikely;  I would so like to read novels about Sharpe’s progeny in world war 1 and 2. You can do it.

Cliff Paskel

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You are right!  It is unlikely....sorry.


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I have enjoyed reading all of the books in the Last Kingdom series. They were great!  However, I must admit disappointment in the TV series.  It bears little resemblance to the books, the sound is terrible and the lighting is very poor.

Look forward to future books!

David Campbell


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Dear Mr. Cornwell,

 

As a small homage (and a big thank you) for having written the masterpiece that is the Warlord Chronicles, I have made a video about it for my channel on historical fiction, Back In Time Fiction.

 

This trilogy is not only my favorite work in the genre, they are simply my favorite novels, period.

 

I have spoken about your work several times on this small channel, and will most likely do so again in the future. Until then, I hope you will appreciate this review.

 

With the (not so secret) hope of hosting you on the channel someday,

 

Good writing,

Baptiste

 

The Warlord Chronicles - Bernard Cornwell - Review:

https://youtu.be/ac_7NeCvKV0

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Thank you!


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Dear Bernard

Have you read Graves final book on his Trilogy on Fort Erie and Plattsburgh ?

If you do decide to write a Frederickson Spin off on his time in Canada and the War of 1812 , Lundys Lane and Fort Erie seem perfect for him and they were just as bloody as Waterloo albeit on a smaller scale. Please give it some thought regards And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1896941710/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_8SH5R20ZYX3S5W6K3AMX

Geraint


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Hi Mr Cornwell,

been a fan of your work since my dad gave me Sharpe's Tiger to have read and see what you think , 40+ books later and still hooked . We’ve all got our favourite characters but honestly have you ever written one as nice as Patrick Harper ? If we all had a one of him in our lives we’d all be happy , the bit in Sharpe's assassin where Sharpe says “ don’t come back with a monkey “ but you know fine well there’s a monkey coming back really tickled me , thanks for all the great reads and hope this message finds you in good health .

Paul Dawson


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I just finished "Sharpe's Assassin" for the second time. After I read it the first time i  reread the whole series. I think there's another book to be written. It should have Sharpe going to Ireland to help Patrick out of a jam.

I'm long retired and there's only four authors whose books I buy, Donna Leon, Bernard Cornwell, Louise Penny, and Andrea Camilleri; who has since died but his books are still being translated.

Thank you

Richard B McNeal


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Hi, Mr Cornwell,

Firstly I wanted to offer my thanks for all the brilliant books you have written over the years which I have enjoyed. Thank you.

Im writing as I wanted to hear your thoughts about the TV series on amazon about uthred of bebbanburgh. My view is that your books on this are amazing but that the TV series is a disaster! Not your fault I imagine. There are so many brilliant things in the books but the people who made the TV just decided hey they will make up there own story. Such a shame in my opinion as I think uthred is a better hero than Sharpe and that's saying something as Sharpe was brilliant.

Those of us who love the books listen the good bits over and over on audible but the people who made the TV series don't seem to have the books of you ask me.It's a bit like the final episode of game of thrones the producers egos seems a bit of an issue.

Kind regards

Ian langton


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Dear Mr Cornwell

I was interested to read you sail a Cornish Crabber Mark 2 with the wonderful name Royalist. My husband and I have a Mark 1 with the rather bizarre name Ruaile Buaile which is Irish for having a good time, but she does live up to her name as they are a wonderful little boat to sail. We sail the Carrickroads in Cornwall,  although our boat has weathered the Irish Sea for much of her 40 years. We bought her as a project and she is glowing again due to my very clever husband and my skill with a paintbrush. You of course have the luxury of fibreglass hull and deck whereas we have the original Roger Dongray design. Fibre glass hull with marine ply decks sheathed with fibreglass. Nevertheless the Marks 1 and 2 are still considered the prettiest of all the crabber designs. How fabulous they have reached the Americas and can draw admiring looks even when in the company of so many flashy neighbours.

Enjoy your sailing

Sue Haslam

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The Crabber is a gorgeous boat!  And Royalist is still afloat in our harbor, but now under a different name as I sold her and bought a Beneteau Oceanis 35 instead. She’s called Seraph which is, of course, an anagram of Sharpe and lovely as she is she’s not as beautiful as a Crabber. I call her my ‘old man’s boat’ because she has in-mast furling powered by a winch which is much less stressful that hauling up a gaff, and she doesn’t have running backstays.  I do miss the Crabber, but enjoy Seraph enormously. As far as I know there are 13 Crabbers in the USA and once, long ago, sailing just south of Nantucket I met one of the others – I saw the sail plan far to the west and he must have seen me as he turned at the same time and we met and happily exchanged compliments.  It was a day of light wind and I had the topsail up which made him very jealous.  I envy you the Ruaile Buaile and wish you fair winds!