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Love the look of the new site.
Bruce Strange

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Thanks!


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Dear sir,
In all my life I have never had the opportunity to thank an author for the works they produce. The enjoyment and enlightenment garnered from your work has been an ongoing blessing for me. I sincerely hope you never stop writing and that I never stop reading.
Thank you,

Terry Miller


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Just a simple message from a huge fan. I own every book you have ever written, and have read most of them many many times. Every time you come out with a new book, I re-read the entire series before reading the new installment. I get a lot of time with your books due to my U.C. and just wanted to let you know that your stories bring great joy to me in times of great pain. If you ever come to the St. Louis area I would love to know! Thank you so much, and please, never stop writing!

Tony Jokerst


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Dear Bernard:   My wife Cindy and I, even though we are Americans  have been avid readers of your writings for the past 15 years.   I believe we’ve read virtually everything you’ve written including all of the Sharpe series, the Arthurian Series, Agincourt, the Archers, the American wars including the only book you’ve written that I didn’t like – the Fort – in fact my wife believes you were not quite yourself when you wrote it, etc.  We are currently engrossed in the Uhtred series including  Death of Kings– so much so in fact that my wife had me take her to England again last month so she could visit the majority of the locations you reference in Uhtred’s travels.  Twenty five hundred miles later – travelling from Northumbria – Berwick-on-Tweed, Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle – we were almost trapped on the Holy Island as the tide came in – to Winchester and Longstock where the Viking ships were repaired having come all the way up the Test River and also
visiting Stockbridge to see the old graveyard where our Hawkins ancestors of long ago were buried.  In between we visited York (Ragnald’s home) and Nottingham and Chester and a hundred other towns and then on down to London so my wife could gain a better grasp of the area referred to as Mercia.  She of course loves Aethelflaed and wanted to better understand her kingdom.   We both love the Uhtred story even though we know ultimately Aethelflaed must die – sometime in 918.   Which brings me to our reason for writing.  Neither you or we (my wife and I) are getting any younger.   We are guessing of course but we think you probably plan to write two more books before you conclude the Uhtred series.   After all Uhtred is 42 years old in Death of Kings and over the next 20 years Edward, together with Uhtred has to conquer Essex, East Anglia, extend the borders of Mercia up to Northumberland, gain Ragnald as an ally and ultimately be at Edwards side when he is killed in battle fighting the Welsh around Chester.    Edwards death releases Uhtred from his oath  which gives him the opportunity to take Bamburgh from his uncle and then to die there peacefully at a ripe old age – probably in his 70’s which is incredibly old in that day and age.  Therefore, we are respectfully requesting that you focus entirely on writing these books.   I’m 70 and your only a couple of years younger.   Who knows how much longer we have left on this side.   I’d hate for either you or us to pass over to the other side without having these books completed.   We love your writing – you provide us with many hours of incredible enjoyment and an infinitely greater understanding of the history your characters and stories bring to life.  Please don’t let us down.   Finish these books quickly.  Yours sincerely,

Art and Cindy Hawkins.


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Please continue with the Starbuck series and finish it, Please! Thank you.

R.S.


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Mr. Cornwell, I would just like to thank you for all the entertainment and learning you have provided me over the past few years. I own all the Sharpe novels, minus the bonus' that were published, the Saxon series, and now have read two of Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, with an intent to read the others, and I continue to find them appealing in so many ways. Some folks won't read books more than once, but I find that notion ridiculous and have read them all more than twice, Starbuck is exempt as I just started this series. If it weren't for your books, I don't believe I would have found History quite as appealing and just think that it would be appropriate to voice my appreciation of your talents in turning the mundane teachings I received seem much livelier than when I was in class. So again, thank you.

Brandan Woelm

PS: I was extrememly entertained to see that you incorporated Sharpe's son, Patrick Lassan, into the Starbuck Chronicles. Ingenious!


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If Uhtred kept 24 ewes and 1 ram out of 200 head and killed the others, lost 2 and lambed 22 for 26 lambs, he would have to keep the ewe lambs say 12 and then would have only 14 ( less losses) to kill next year.The ewe lambs would not lamb until they were 2 years. The situation is even worse with cattle. Even today we only ave. 85% calves reared and they would not be of a size to kill until well into their 2nd year and replacements not calving until 3yrs. old. This great autumn slaughter is a myth unless we are talking of pigs or rabbits! Enjoy your stories very much.

David Evans (45 yrs in farm management)

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Oh God, Uhtred is so much better at culling Danes!  He'd make a lousy farm manager, but like me he's very grateful for your remarks! Thank you!


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Really enjoy reading your books. Just finished Bloody Ground. Having lived in Richmond for 18 years and working for the Richmond, Frederickburg & Potomac RR I felt you really brought the historical places of the war in focus. Think it's time you finished Nat's war. Keep writing you have a real gift.
Walter Tyler


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Dear Mr Cornwell, I have just finished reading the Death of Kings and just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed the Uhtred series. What a fantastic character he is! I am not a person that generally reads a huge amount but have found this series of books interesting and captivating. Many thanks for helping me appreciate that there are books out there worth reading! Mick


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Dear Mr. Cornwell: I love your books, Vagabond series, Starbucks, Stonehenge, Grail, Sharpe, and now the Saxons. I am a map freak and I find many historical fictions are lacking in detailed maps to track the action. I would love to see an addition to your website that contained detailed maps of the actions in your books. Just a thought! Keep writing!! Tom

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Thanks!  We'll give that some thought....