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I don't speak english very well, I'm studying, but I'm reading your saxon series and I like a lot of because sometimes is action, sometimes had love story. The books are very god! From Brazil (here is Brasil) your fan Vinicius


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Bernard: I've read quite a few of your novels, and have enjoyed them. I've recently re-read Gallows Thief. You have a great setting and theme there, and character in Rider Sandman; it would be great to read more of the same. Regards, Roy Snyder

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I have considered a follow-up to Gallows Thief, but I'm not sure it will happen!


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I just finished your Grail trilogy, and I am in awe of your work. I have read all the Sharpe books, and each time I read one of your books, I am in wonder that you make each battle description different from the others. The period around the hundred years war must have been such a brutal period in many ways, and warfare with its then current technology must have taken that everyday brutality to new heights. Thomas is such a delightfully complicated man who could kill and love with equal passion. I ramble... Thanks for the stories, the characters, and your passion which is so evident in your writing. Sincerely...

Phil Arnold


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I would like to say you something: I've found Sharpe in a different way. One day, I woke up wanting very much to read a book about wars because it interests me a lot. In this day, I started a connection with Sharpe, because since then I was not able to stop my will of knowing what are going to be the next steps of Richard Sharpe. Thank you very much for creating such a good character. André Luiz Abdalla Silveira


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I just wanted to personally thank you for your work. There are very few authors who can make me laugh out loud and you happen to be one of them. I started with your Warlord Chronicles, being a huge fan of King Arthur, and I must say I was hooked. It was a very different story than some of the others I read, but I loved hearing from someone outside his circle. Then I picked up the Grail Quest Series and was entranced. Now, the Saxon Tales have me dreaming, laughing, crying, and in awe. I appreciate your sense of humor;) I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you and keep up the good work! Can't wait to read more. Joanna Neel


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As a child I grew up reading westerns and any mystery book I could get my hands on, they all seemed to have one thing in common, the good guys were gentlemen their actions bound by chivalry. Thank you for introducing me to your believable bastard's, ever ready to win by treachery and tread on fallen foes least they rise again. And thank you also for making our history so readable and alive, I'm yet to read of fictitious wars that match the dynamic (and at times unbelievable) real events that have shaped our lives as they are today. Thank you again for your story telling, I wait impatiently for your next tale so I can spend the three book vouchers I received for my birthday. You may not wish to know but, as a tradesman and father of two toddlers the only 'me' time I get is when I lock myself in the toilet away from the demands of work and family and bury myself in a good book. The Fort was great. Nathan Leslie


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Greetings! Not from sunny Guernsey this time... but from unseasonably cold Sydney! On the "your questions" part of the website, someone asked if you'd consider setting up Sharpe as a detective, or something to that effect, and I don't know if you are aware, but someone has done just that! 'Ratcatcher' and 'Ressurectionist' by James McGee are about a Bow Street Runner during the Napoleonic period. They are quite good, except the main a character: a dark-haired, ex-95th Rifles officer who used to carry a rifle around like the common soldier, a wonderful sword fighter, friendly with Wellington, was present at the taking of an Eagle at Talavera (apparently historical fact now), and later in the war fought with partisans. I don't know about you, but the character sounds so strikingly like another I know of the period, so wonderfully portrayed by one of my fellow yorkshiremen... check it out anyway, and consider it a compliment from Mister McGee!

Nick Smith


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Hi Bernard, I have now finished the Sharpe series and would like to thank you for a job very well done! I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey, although the end, with Sharpe and Harper living is peace as far as you know, is a little too much of a full stop for my liking. I do hope that you can be persuaded to write a few more. Since I have now read every book written by your good self, I will have re-acquaint myself with Messrs Rankin, Dexter and Banks pending your next publication. Thank you again John


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Charles Oman's A History of the Peninsular War mentions an incident after Wellington invaded France in which he employed counterfeiters from his army to make counterfeit French coins in order to have funds to pay for supplies. This strikes me as a basis for a Sharpe adventure that would be a fun read. Perhaps someday you will have time to write such a story. No need to respond to this email. Best wishes, Robert N. Grant

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I think I mention it one of the books, in fact I know I do, but in passing. Was it Sharpe's Revenge? It might have been, but I can't remember now. The point, of course, was that the counterfeit money was every bit as good (in metal content) as the French money it imitated, but the French peasantry wouldn't accept coinage it didn't trust and Wellington insisted they must be paid for whatever supplies he commandeered to stop a popular uprising. He was a clever man.


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Mr.Cornwell It has been truly a pleasure to read your books. I have read all of the series and i am a devoted fan. I just wish you could write faster than I read. I am looking forward to your next book. Kindest Regards Fred Hopson