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Hi Mr Cornwell, I have just spent an enjoyable Medieval Day in Cheshire and had the opportunity to speak to an archer who was kind enough to explain the workings of an Italian yew longbow and the arrows he used. (He could actually draw a full pull on the bow!). It was amazingly light to hold considering its size. I thought that it might be of interest to you to know that he explained that the Italian yew staves had to be supplied to England in at least 6 foot lengths because under that length incurred a tax! Kind Regards Tony

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That's interesting, thank you! I suppose the tax was imposed to prevent bowyers cutting costs by shortening the stave.


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I don't have a manuscript and will not ask you to sign a book for my collection. I just wanted to let you know that I look forward to every book that you write - I don't follow the Sharpe series, which I should do at some point. I was a history teacher and am now an Investment Counsellor with a major Canadian investment firm and I find your novels a wonderful distraction from my usual reading fare, which usually involves non-fiction. Quite simply, you bring history to life through very personal experiences of ordinary people living in extraordinary times. An appreciative fan. Frank Charbonneau


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Hello Mr. Cornwell, I just heard something wonderful! You're going to visit Brazil this year! Unfortunately, just Rio de Janeiro. Is there a way to change your mind so you can go to other cities as well ? =D I'd just love to see you in my city! Although I'll try my best to go the Book Fair in Rio de Janeiro. Are you going to sign books there? I'd really like to have my Sword Song copy signed! It would be even better to get a copy of The Burning Land signed, but the book is going to be published after the fair =( Without any doubts The Saxon Stories is my favorite book series along with a science fiction called "Perry Rhodan". I can't wait 'till October to the release of TBL, I've already placed a pre-order from amazon.co.uk! Hope to see you soon in Brazil, Best regards, Gabriel

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I think I will only make it to Rio de Janeiro on this trip, but perhaps other cities in the future? And, yes, I imagine there will be some time for book signing while I'm there. Hope to see you too!


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Bernard, I have read a lot of your books but not in the order you have wrote them over the years. I am now reading the first in The Grail Quest, Harlequin. Bernard a fantastic book. Its good that you add the Welsh archers in the book as the Welsh were very good archers, even had ago at it myself when I was around 12, many years ago. Bernard when it comes to writing you are top dog. I have read Scarrow, Iggulden and Gemmell, all very good (sad Gemmell is not with us) but you are in my eyes, ears and mind are the best. Before anyone thinks, myself and Bernard are related, we are not. He is the best writer around, fact.
Steve


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I have finally managed to catch up with the Starbuck series and demolished the 4 books in a matter of days. As a result I am so frustrated. So many unfinished story lines, so many characters whose fates I would like to know and a sense of having a wonderful story snatched away from me without closure. The imagery of the period was superb and I am now buying history books on the whole war....but no Starbuck ! He's had a long rest. He must be ready to fight at least one more battle...please.
Ernest Jackson


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Thank You for Uhtred... I truly love him. Geanine Teramani


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Mr Cornwell you have done it again. I picked up and put down Stonehenge a half dozen times. Knowing if I brought it home it would keep me up all night. It is my fault after reading the Sharpe's series and the Grail Quest series I knew I would not be able to put Stonehenge down once I started it. I look forward to Agincourt after this. I have always taken a personal interest in that battle because of my Birthday(my birthday is October 25th). Take care Your loyal reader, William


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I just wanted to say you are my favorite author. I first read "The Archer's Tale" and I was hooked.
Jim Jones


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Hi Bernard, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your novels, especially the Sharpe series and the Grail Quest books. They read extremely well. I like the plot twists and easy humor and dialogue that always feels authentic. I especially wanted you to know that your Sharpe novels helped me get through some very stressful times and I am very grateful for that. Please keep writing more great books. I'll definitely be looking out for them =)
Freddie Yap


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Dear Mr Cornwell, I have just finished reading the Starbuck's having also recently completed Sharpe. Would you kindly consider more in the American series because they are certainly equal to Sharpie. I want to know what happens next!!! Kind Regards, Roger Ellis