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I read a couple of your thrillers recently and thoroughly enjoyed them.  You should write a few more of them.

Andrew S.


Dear Mr. Cornwell:

Just a quick note to thank you for the Starbuck Chronicles, and to let you know how thoroughly I enjoyed not only the story line and flow, but also and especially the characters in the four books.

I sincerely hope that amid your continued passion, you can find time and desire to continue the series.

Again, thank you for the hours of enjoyment.

Warren Wentworth


Dear Mr. Cornwell,

I just looked up the kindle-website for your next book and realised - ok, i`m through. With everything. Have to wait till autumn until my old friend Sharpe returns.

I`m a 52-year old welder from Germany, noticed your name after watching the first season of "the last kingdom". In this weeks back then three years ago I decided to repolish my rusted english and bought the first Uhtred-book in English ... and found the books so much better, richer, more inspiring then the movies. The same applies to Lt.Col. Richard Sharpe. Meanwhile I know much more about english history then about my own, my wife always hears me sighing: "Why don`t we have a Bernard Cornwell"

My last book of you was wildtrack, finished yesterday, and I really want to say that you wrote not one single boring and disappointing novel in your whole live. Can`t say the same about my other favourite writers Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Frantzen,  John Irving. So thank you for three years of good entertainment, for improving my english, for raising my interest in english history.

I wish you a long life meaning I wish for myself a lot more of Cornwellstuff. Can`t wait to meet my old   pal Sharpe again.

Love and reverence,

Wolfram Ackner


Dear Bernard,

I simply wanted to express my gratitude to you for your books. I'm not usually one to contact authors as I tend to think they'd rather be left alone and not harried as I would want if I was in their position. However, I felt it necessary to send this message just to say thanks. Thanks for writing Sharpe, Uhtred and everyone else. I love everything I have read and can't wait to read more of your books. Whilst I do not have much desire to write my own novel, I can understand how your books would inspire others to do so. Thank you for giving the world your stories.


James G. Riach


Dear Mr. Cornwell


I would like to pass on the following story involving my father and your books. I first bought Sharpes Seige. I hadn’t read or even heard of the Sharpes series before then. Anyway I read it and passed it on to my father whose health was in a period of decline. He read and very much enjoyed. Soon after that I had bought all of the existing books and my father would always get first read. As his world got smaller and smaller because of health reasons he still enjoyed the adventures of Sharpe. Near the end of his life he got depressed. And despondent. To try and encourage him I would tell him there was to be a new Sharpes book coming out soon. And when it did his eyes would light up in anticipation.

I am not sure you realize how much your books have meant to your readers. To my father it was one of the few things he could still enjoy. And enjoy he did! He passed away in 2007.

I hope your health improves. I had always thought as you got older there were 2 chairs you never wanted to sit in. The dentist and the ones in a lawyers office!


Colin Lockhart


Thank you for sharing your father's story.  And I agree about the chairs!!


Dear Bernard

This article on the Capture of Fort Niagra 1813 might be of interest to you. They took out their flints and just used their Bayonets . I do hope one day you do at least 1 battle on the War of 1812. It was very fascinating War. This action was after the US burning of Newark and was to set the stage for British retaliation against Buffalo across the river https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/december-19/#:~:text=to%20this%20page-,Old%20Fort%20Niagara%20Captured,opposite%20shore%20in%20New%20York.



Dear Mr Cornwell,

I’d like to thank you for all the books that you have written in this series. Years ago I bought the first book in a charity shop. I love historical novels but the period of Uhtred was new to me but I decided to give it a go and I was hooked. You opened up a whole new era for me. Since then I’ve read every Uthred book and am on the last one now. I’ve also read the archer books and 1356 Crecy. I went so far as to download a great deal of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles!  So you see you have given me hours of enjoyment. I love history so I will always choose a period fiction to any modern day and you bring the Saxon age to life for me. Next to Dorothy Dunnet you are my most read author. Again thank you very much for being a good storyteller and wordsmith.

Shelagh Roddy



Hi there Bernard.

I’ve just finished the last of your brilliant Uhtred books. What a saga and a lot of history to look up both during and afterwards. I’ve one lighthearted comment though - was it always dank and raining in those times. Hot sunny days with relaxed armies spread out on lawns between battles would have been welcomed occasionally.


Paul Beresford


Hello Mr. C,

Hope this message finds you well, it is the first time I am actually contacting an author.

The other day I finally finished book 13 of The Last Kingdom, I had been delaying it as I did not want the story to end.

I just wanted to thank you for bringing the entire series to life, Uhtred is one character that I will never forget among the 100s of books I've read and will read in the future.

The story from the start to the end was perfect in every way, and the conclusion was throughly satisfying.

I do not know how to thank you enough for making my last 15+ years amazing by allowing me to follow the story of this fictional character.

I hope you visit London to do a signing, would love to shake the hand of the man who made me so incredibly happy with his writing.

I will miss Uhtred.

Wyrd bið ful ãræd

Warmest regards,