I really want to thank you for the trust I regain for Historic Literature through your books. In 3 days I ve read twice (some parts even 6 times until i understand the full meaning of them) the first 2 books of Saxon Stories. You cant imagine my disappointment when I learned that the translation of the others in Greek are still "being awaited". (as you can clearly understand from my writing ... I couldn't be able to read them in English) Once again I want to thank you and wish ... keep up the good work. Eystratios Remalidhs
Just wanted to tell you I found your books when I found Agincourt. I am now finishing The Last Kingdom and my library is getting The Pale Horseman. Once I start a series I finish it. It brightens one's day with a terminal lung disease sir,and I thank you for your stories. Mickey
I am so sorry to hear of your illness.
My wife and I love your Saxon series and we can't wait till January 2010 to read series #5. We hope there are more.
There will be!
Dear Mr. Cornwell: The Saxon Stories are my favorite. Today, I saw the the Burning Land is the next book. I hope not the last. I am so disappointed because I can not buy it yet. I have read the last four books over 5 times each. When is the next book being released? It would really make my summer if it it is released soon. I can't even get it from the UK - BUMMER! Best regards; Keep up your great work. Best regards; Robert Geise
The Burning Land will be released in the UK in October and in the US next January.
Dear Bernard, I collected Napoleonic Toy soldiers as a boy and have enjoyed most of your books over the years. Your recent television series is very interesting and I am looking forward to the next episode with much interest. I have over the years collected Soldiers from the period from many different providers and have recently discovered a company called First Legion who have figures sculpted in St Petersburg but have them produced and Painted to a very high stand in China. The owner of this company Matt Pavone has been most helpful in helping me build my collection and has provided much historical background, his figures are truly excellent. He does not know that I have or am contacting you Bernard. I just thought you may take a look at his website you may find it interesting. Very historically accurate work. Thanks for the work you do, I have learned a lot and enjoyed some good reading. Bill Wilson UK. I am not connected with the above company in any way I just collect their Napoleonic figures and they do not know I have sent you this message wishing you continued success. www.firstlegionltd.com.
Thank you - it is very interesting!
Dear Mr. Cornwell, The Gallows Thief would make a great movie. It's a wonder it hasn't been done. Regards, Ralland J. Fortier
I just wanted to tell you that I'm SOO looking forward to the fifth Alfred novel to come out in October!!! Great books! I especially like how Uhtred sees the contrast between the Nordic beliefs and the Christian religion, and all the irony. Thank God you've written so much already, and I hope you'll make it to 120 in good health (and writing mood), so the supply will never end ;-). (Unlike Swedish author Stieg Larsson who produced three extraordinary novels only to pass away at 50...)! Greetings from Germany Gundula Manderscheid
I have been reading your Sharpe novels for the last two years or so and always read the Historical Notes at the end of each book. I have finished Sharpe's Havoc a couple of days ago and your reference to A History of the Peninsular War reminded me of a news item I heard on radio five live a few weeks ago. A copy of the second volume ( the one you refer to ) was recently returned to a library in America ( the name of the state escapes me )by the descendants of a soldier who "borrowed" the book from a public library during The American War of Independence in 1859- ie 150 years overdue! The person who returned the book did so on the proviso that they would not be fined! Regards Geoff Kearsley Ormskirk Lancashire
I like that! It reminds me of the folk who wrote to the Whitechapel Foundry in London in 1976 complaining that the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was cracked, and would the Foundry please repair it because, plainly, their original workmanship had been faulty. The Foundry replied politely that they would be delighted to effect the repair for no charge - so long as the bell was returned in its original packing.
Dear Mr. Cornwell, as I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, my name's John and I am 13 and I love your books. Altogether I have read the whole Starbuck series, Stonehenge,most of the Saxon stories, a few Sharpe books, and Redcoat. Thanks to you I am walking history class! I can not thank you enough for your books. I pray that you get a knighthood. All the best John.
Thank you John - nice to hear from you again!
I wish you had a twitter, sir. It would be an honor to follow your updates about your work and specially about the book The Burning Land. And it would be easier for you to link stuff to your site and avoid false informations. It's just a thought anyway... I'm a big fan and wish you the best. Vivi Maurey