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Bernard Cornwell, the trilogy of the grail quest is very very good! good job. Lucas (Lostman ) from Brasil

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Thanks - I'm glad to know you like the books.


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Hello Mr Cornwell. I'm reading the Warlord Chronicles for the 10th time, and really enjoyed the Grail Quest. Can I ask you when you'll be continuing the Starbuck books? Also, with the success of Lord of the Rings, when can we expect Arthur to come to the big screen; surely someone in Hollywood has the sense to approach you. Jon Cobb

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Nothing in the works at the moment for either Starbuck or an Arthur film - sorry!


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I have enjoyed your books for many years. As a history student, I enjoy the history lesson woven into the adventure and combined with the study of the various personalities and social commentary. In view of the popular success of recent "historical" adventure movies, I cannot help but think that a movie based upon the Sharpe series, Arthur series, Starbuck, or others would be a great success. Thank you for writing these entertaining and informative novels!
John Zink

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Thanks John!


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I am at a loss for words to tell you how much I enjoy reading and rereading all of the Sharpe books. I eagerly await the next one. Dr. Verne Kallejian


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Sir. My name is Malcolm Robinson, and I have been a soldier for 18 years, I have been in two conflicts and want to write about soldiers, to show the human side of them. I served in Desert Storm which your fellows called Operation Granby, and Enduring Freedom, I enjoy reading your books and want to learn from the best. Also one of the things I want to do before I pass is to act in a scene with Sean Bean and the Chosen men. They were without a doubt S.A.S. before David Sterling, and why haven't you written about the Falklands? I am sure that would be an excellent series, especally about the battle for Goose Green, Sean Bean would be an Excellent H Jones with Hugh Frazier as Julian Thompson or Sir Jeremy More. I wish to learn sir, I want to write about the Army and show it in a positive light. thank you for time and courtesy. Malcolm.

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I'm sure you are right, the Falklands would make a very interesting story, but I prefer to write about long ago history. Perhaps someone will take it up - maybe even you? Good luck with your writing - I'll look forward to reading it when you are published!


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Mr Cornwell, thank goodness I have found your e mail address. I have read all the Sharpe books , but now I have found out due to this web site that I have 4 more to read ( thanks). With your unique way with words I get totally immersed in the action. I was born in Bosham Sussex in 1938 and spent my childhood in Bosham harbour. Your vivid description of the mud, tides, smell, reeds, was bang on, infact looking back it's lucky some of us boys were not drowned . I am now reading your terrific Grail series , well done Mr Cornwell and thank you for countless hours of great entertainment. Barry Parker

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Thank you!


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Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed Vagabond. It was fantastic as I live in Durham city, with a view of the cathedral and could picture the scene. Did you visit Durham whilst writing the book? Andrew Cowie

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I did - twice in fact because it's one of my favourite places. I also went up to Neville's Cross to get the lie of the land, but as it's now all housing that was a bit tricky.


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I really enjoy listening to your books on tape while commuting to and from work in Atlanta, GA, USA. I started with the Sharpe series, but as soon as I saw your name on Stonehenge I knew it would be fantastic. I would like to make two comments. 1. I appreciate the historical notes. It helps ease my way out of the books. I just never want each book to end. 2. The actors who read your books are chosen with great skill and that makes the production very enjoyable. Sincerely, JS

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write.


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Hello, I am a huge fan of the Sharpe Books and I own the complete video collection. I lived on the Cape untill 1998 and moved out west where I shared my videos and books with friends. I am back now in the Boston area and I want to thank you for hours and hours of awesome reading !!! I also enjoy reading about early New England History King Philips war 1675 and the Pequot war of 1634-1637. As a fan of History these two wars that are long lost with the People of New England show a great insight to early life around here. I only bring these to your attention incase you are interested in learning more about what went on in our area. Thanks for your time, Roy

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That's kind of you - in fact I have a fair collection of histories of New England and will probaby start drawing on them sooner or later - but quite which episodes? Don't know yet.


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Bernard, I have read the first two books in the Grail Quest series and I thought they were fantastic. I have always been interested in history, and I thought the combination of historical realism and a cracking story made for an extremely good read. However, although I am dying to know what happens next, for various reaons I have been waiting for Heretic to be published in paperback before I buy it. Do you know when this is likely to happen? Congratulations again on the great books. All the best, Andy.

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Most likely Heretic will be available in paperback in October of this year.