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Dear Mr Cornwell, May I thank you for giving me such vast pleasure following your heroic characters through their life journeys. Curiosity prompts me to ask how and why Capt Sandman and Sgt Berrigan arrived in Gallow's Thief, whilst Richard Sharpe and Patrick Harper were bestriding the Napoleonic War era. The physical characteristics between Sharpe and Sandman and Harper and Berrigan are so similar. Happy Easter, Jim McMaster

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I suspect Berrigan is very like Harper, but Sandman is so different to Sharpe (at least I think so). Maybe not, I won't argue with you! But Sandman's chief characteristic (to me) is his essential and Christian decency, and I'd never accuse Sharpe of that!


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Mr. Cornwell, Heart felt thanks for your tremendous work. I have greedily enjoyed Saxon Stories, Grail Quest and Arthur Books. Such a fun way to learn something of our past, nature of people and society. Your skill amazes me, you have spoiled me. Thanks again. Nancy


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Dear Bernard, I have just finished re-reading Sharpe's Waterloo for the fifth time. It is without doubt my favourite of your novels and truly a masterpiece. Every time I read it I feel as if I was there on that trampled rye field just south of a village with the odd name of Waterloo. Saying thank you seems woefully inadequate but please accept my gratitude for a truly great read. Richard.


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I've just read your interview with a certain G RR Martin. I very much enjoyed the thoughts you both have on your respected genres. The Arthur books are books I read every year and why because they are rich, vivid and utterly entertaining .. I thank you for creating that world and it has a somewhat realism too that other authors and hollywood have failed to capture. I read that Thomas of Hookton may make an appearance again, I'm quite sure i join a large list of people who would welcome the scoundrel back! Uhtred too! best wishes, Kieran, Cheltenham, UK


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Please, please, please more Saxon Stories!! I have never written to an author before, but I just devoured all 6 books over the past 2 week (would have been faster but I did have to work). Thank you so much. :-) Cheryl Cipollo


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Thank you so much for the Saxon Stories. I am a teacher in Contwaraburg. My dog is called Alfeghe. I am a slow reader, but i will read your books in three days, and I feel guilty, as it takes so long to write. I have nearly finished Death of Kings and propose to go back to revise. Again Thanks, Sally-Ann Edlin


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Just read Azincout WOW!!!!! You have a new fan, I couldnt put it down. Please, please, please, write more stories about the archers. Tracy X


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I was interested by your comment that the three Arthur books are your favourites. I must say that I think that your version is the best, and probably the most likely version of the story. On balance I think it's probably my favourite too, and bearing in mind that I was formerly in the Light Infantry and also shoot a longbow, the series had some tough competition from Sharp and the Grail Quest! Having said that I've read all your books and enjoyed every single one. Many thanks for that

David Hines-Randle


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I just wanted to let you know how much i am enjoying your exciting and splendid saxon series of books. I just finished the third book and i find myself unable to stop reading them! Thank you for taking the time to entertain us with this thrilling collection of historical fiction. Please keep it up! God bless. SMSgt Steven Guyton USAF


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Dear Bernard, I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits. I'm sure you are very busy, so will keep it short. I just wanted to thank you for all the great books you have written over the years. I have been a big fan of the Sharpe series (and all the others!) since being a small boy, I'm now 27. We met once, many years ago in Manchester, while you were promoting Trafalgar. The copy that you kindly signed for me that day is one of my most treasured possessions. I owe you a great deal. Your books opened a whole new world for me - history! If it wasn't for your fantastically written, researched, and above all, accessible, novels, I don't think I would have been inspired to go to university to read for a history degree. I am now in my first year as a PhD student where I am researching the experiences of the post-war British Army in developing tactical nuclear weapons. As I sit here in my flat in Liverpool, looking at all of your books on my shelf, it has become clear how large and positive an impact your work has had on my life. So thank you, and I look forward to reading lots more of your novels in the future. Kind regards, Simon Moody

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Best of luck with your studies!