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Hello Mr. Cornwell,

 

My name is Nick Burnett, I live in San Diego, CA.  Growing up I was a terrible student and I strongly disliked reading. I had/have dyslexia and it made reading and school in general a complete disaster. When I was about 16 my Dad bought a book for me, It was The Last Kingdom... It was the first book I ever loved and truly felt that I connected with. I read it cover to cover within a week, an unheard of feat when it came to myself and books/reading. I am now a high school history teacher and I am working on my first novel. I just wanted to send you a heartfelt Thank you! Your books truly changed my life path and showed me that I could enjoy books and reading as long as the story was worth a damn! And also inspired me to write my own!

 

So Mr. Cornwell, Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Nick Burnett

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Best of luck with your book!


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I simply love "Sharp's Assassin." Since you have not written anything about Sharp since "Sharpe's Devil" (I read two biographies on Thomas Cochran and his autobiography prompted by your novel). I was wonderfully surprised when I came across this novel. I have read all 22. I do hope you have more adventures for Sharpe and Harper. They are like old friends. I also got a copy of "Year of the Sword" and the marvelously researched "Waterloo Companion." Thank you for the history and entertainment.

Best Regards,

Michael Smith

 


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Dear Bernard

with the recent anniversary of the Battle of Lundys Lane. I thought this  video done might be of interest for you and others to watch.

Iv long thought given that he missed Waterloo and was in Canada at the time that Frederickson should get to this battle. I hope you consider a spin off on Frederickson and what happened to him after Sharpes Revenge .

https://www.facebook.com/groups/435744801619187/permalink/557028726157460/?sfnsn=scwspmo&ref=share

 

Regards

Geraint

 


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Hello sir! I’m wrapping up my long (and very enjoyable) journey through the Sharpe series and wanted to advise you of a minor issue in “Sharpe’s Devil”. On page 69 of the Kindle edition you have Blair saying “No, Colonel, that dog won’t hunt.” I believe that is an American colloquialism that only came into use during the 1840s. Perhaps its older British antecedent, “That cock won’t fight”, should be deployed here instead?

 

For reference: https://www.wordorigins.org/big-list-entries/that-dog-wont-hunt

 

Greatly admire your work!

 

All the best,

 

Erik Huber

Seattle, WA, USA

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Thank you


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Just finished the Last Kingdom series.  I spent the better part of two years with Uhtred, he will be missed.  Thank you for the journey, great stories....  Fate is inexorable.....

Guy Tinnirello


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Hello Mr. Cornwell,

 

I have written to you before and have sent my copies to you be signed in the past, even inviting you to my high school graduation nearly 20 years ago (you replied and sent a signed paperback of Heretic which meant the world). I am writing to you today to simply say thank you for your books because they quite literally changed my life.

 

The first of your books I picked up was Rebel in 1999 when I was in the sixth grade. At the time I was what you may call a die hard southern Civil War advocate, so much so that my entire life revolved around the subject. I continued the Starbuck books through my 7th grade year and after The Bloody Ground, I decided to try Sharpe. It is for that, that I am truly grateful to you. Through Sharpe my horizons broadened and my eyes were opened to the world of history outside of simply the American Civil War.

 

Since I have read nearly all of your works ( minus the thrillers, maybe on day eh?). I recently returned to Starbuck since I had not read them in over 20 years and they are still fantastic! It would be wonderful to see Starbuck back in action, although with the current atmosphere in the US, I wonder if one can still even write novels from a Confederate POV anymore?

 

Regardless, the entire reason for this long-winded message is a friend asked me recently "what got you into being an ancient coin dealer?" (I should mention that I am a dealer in Ancient Roman coins)... They were a bit taken aback when I simply said "Bernard Cornwell". I left it at that with my friend, who is still confused by my answer. While I know you do not write anything about Rome, aside from mentions in the Arthur books, I know that if I had not picked up Rebel back in the winter of 1999 and moved from there to Sharpe, I would not be where I am today.

 

So I thank you from the depths of my soul for simply being you and unknowingly changing the trajectory of my life with your written word.

 

Kindest regards and best wishes,

Richard Mock

 


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Just saw that a new Sharpe novel is being published in January. What wonderful news!

Paul Einstein


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I am so pleased to have lived long enough to enjoy the The Last Kingdom series on Netflix. I am 86 years old, and have enjoyed reading many of your books. I truly hope the series manages to reach your expectations, it surely enthralled me. Historic writing has always intrigued me, and your work is superlative. Thank you for being the grand and prolific writer that you are!

Dolores Davis


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Dear Bernard

Saw this video on the Decemberists that you and others here may find interesting to view

https://youtu.be/zETNKkECocg

Geraint


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Over the years I have read and enjoyed all of your Sharpe's novels. Recently I found out you wrote another Sharpe's book, Sharpe's Assassin. Though many years have passed I must say you have not lost your story telling ability.

Hopefully, some day in the future there will be another Sharpe's story.

Thanks,

Ron Chennisi

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There will be another Sharpe!  Sharpe's Command will be published in the UK on 11 October and in the US on 6 December 2022.