Hi, I have never sent an author my thanks for a book so now I am doing so for 4 books. The Saxon stories are the best set of Historical novels I have read and I was absorbed from the start. The setting of the Sword Song was of a particular interest as I was brought up and lived near Benfleet. The way you described the landscape of the Essex coast and Canvey island was spot on. Again, many thanks Nic Mills Historian (no longer of Essex)
Hello there from Durban, South Africa. Just want to say that I am a avid fan of your writing. I started with reading your Saxon and Heretic series, and from there on I was hooked. Last year I was on holiday in the UK. And as any girl, had over packed. However in the Duty Free shopping area of Heathrow I spied the complete series of Sharpe DVD's in HMV. And despite the express wishes of the airline, I bought it. So now having watched the entire series I have now crept into the realm of your Sharpe books. Brilliant- every girl needs a hero-even if he's fictional.
Mr. Cornwell, I recently read "Agincourt" and was completely immersed in a world I found utterly fascinating. Since then I have almost finished all of the Saxon stories. I not only feel thoroughly entertained but educated as well. Thank you for the obvious dedication and skill you employ that has and will continue to enrich my life. I am so glad to have discovered your work.
Mr. Cornwell, I just finished Sharpe's Devil and wanted to tell you what an incredible series it was! I purchased every Sharpe novel this past December and just finished reading them. This was the most fantastic series I have ever read, I just couldn't put the books down. Thank you for writing such exquisite novels. Sincerely, Ernie Kirk
I have wanted to tell how much I have enjoyed your books over the years. Starting with Sharpe's Eagle I never looked back. I used to stalk the bookstores waiting for your next book to come out and have never been disappointed by the content. I have enjoyed every series you have ever published. Life has had it's ups and downs over the last 30 or so years but your books have always brought joy. Thank you so much. Dennis Yeider
i love your works Bernard
Mr.Cornwell, I started reading the Sharpe series last December and can't put them down! I'm currently reading "Sharpe's Sword". I'm reading them in chronological order. I've always been an avid reader and student of Military History...especially British Napoleonic History. Having been a former Army Officer (Armored Cavalry),I never like fictional history. I started reading Simon Scarrow's "Macro and Cato"series several years ago and got hooked. I had a copy of"Sharpe's Company" but never got around to reading it. Once I started"Sharpe's Tiger", I wished I had started reading them years ago. Coming from a former soldier, you have captured the smallest details of everyday soldiering perfect. Your historical research is terrific! I love the series and look forward to more. A New Fan, Robert Griffin
Dear Mr. Cornwell, my name is Kerstin and I´m from Germany. I read the first Arthur book, and wanted to tell you I really liked it. Normally I don´t like history- stories, but that was fantastic. I can´t wait to read the second one. In Germany we say "ich bin im Fieber" (I have fever now). Thank you for that book! Hope my english wasn´t too bad :-) Greetings from Eckernförde, Kerstin Nissen
I wanted to let you know just how much I've enjoyed the Saxon Stories, and how much I'm looking forward to the next installment. I recently picked up a copy of Agincourt and have enjoyed it so far. Thank you for creating such great stories! Best, James - San Diego, California
Hi Bernard, Thank you so much for replying to my latest question on dialogue. Believe me, your replies always contain more than a few nuggets and are very much appreciated. I think one of the secrets to your dialogue and storytelling, in my very humble opinion, is your ability to provide detail/background through dialogue rather than overly long passages of prose. In many ways I think your style can go unnoticed in that it is such an easy style that it doesnt impinge or impede on the story. Its a slight case of less is more (if you get my meaning). Anyway, just wanted to convey my thanks. Willie