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Dear Mr Cornwell , I had to write and offer My Congratulations on a Patriots trip to the Superbowl! Well done PATS. Great game and excellent prospects for winning the Superbowl. As always, enjoying your books . Eagerly awaiting the next Sharpe Book. Sincerely ,Patrick Early

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Go Patriots! What a defence! As good as the Die-Hards at Albuhera. But let us not forget that two years ago the Rams were 14 point favourites to beat the Pats, and lost, so anything can happen.


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I have just finished reading The Grail Quest series - a Christmas present I asked for and was lucky enough to receive. I've thoroughly enjoyed every one of the Sharpe books, but the Hundred Years War is a favourite period of mine. So please, more of Thomas of Hookton. Many many thanks for the many hours of reading pleasure you've given me. Alex Smith


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I am sure you get plenty of comments regarding your books, here is another. Having almost all of your books, I just finished HERETIC and want to tell you how much I enjoyed it, as well as all the others I have read. This book I could not put down and read very quickly compared to my usual reading speed and enjoyed every page. Thank you for the excellent writings, I look forward to reading your additional books as they become available. Alan Degenhart


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What about A Crowning Mercy? It was a really good book! My man got me into the Sharpe novels a few years ago and we've read everything you've written since. I am on this web site constantly to check for new books and stumbled across Campion in the book shop. Never heard of it, but it was you. Another success! With love - Kylie

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Susannah thanks you.


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I have become a new fan of yours via my local council library and I am wending my way through Sharp's adventures, and Starbuck's vacation has run it's course so get him back to work please!!!!! Recently I was lucky to find GALLOWS THEIF at the library and enjoyed it throughly but as an AUSTRALIAN I must correct your version of historyin that AUSTRALIA WAS NOT AUSTRALIA until 1-1-1901, Captain A Phillips landed in Sydney which was part of the colony of NEW SOUTH WALES so named by Captain James Cook on 26-1-1788 and the land mass "terra australis" was all known as n.s.w. until various colonies were established ie Victoria,Queensland etc. and allfinally agreed to join together as one country in1901(this resulted in many strange "colony type " decisions such as differentsized rail tracks ) I hope you dont think I am "NIT PICKING". Hope Sharp's adventures run well into the 2000's I remain your loyal reader REX DALE

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You're absolutely right and I promise never to do it again.


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Mr Cornwell Please, please, please finish the Starbuck Chronicles. I've been left hanging for years now, and whilst I have enjoyed some of Sharpe (mayber there's too much of him now), followed Thomas of Hookton til he found the Grail, I am just so very dismayed that the Starbuck Chronicles have been put to one side. Not all heroes have to live (and I've deliberately stayed away from your other intervening themes) so as with the sunset of the South, so may Starbuck come to a close. Sorry to be so negative, but I so much need to see an end for Starbuck and his companions. Sincerest regards Les


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I feel really strong that you should make your "Warlord series" (about Arthur and Derfel) into movies... I think that they are the best books I've ever read in my entire life!! and I'm serious they are amazing, but anyways... I would love it if you made the series into a movie... I would watch them all maybe 20 times... please try thank you. Neil

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Thanks Neil, I would love it too. But I'm not a filmmaker, so it's up to someone else to try.


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Hi Bernard (I hope you don't mind the familiarity, but after all these years..........) I am so pleased to find your web site and to get this opportunity to thank you for the years of pleasure your work has given me. I have a young family and a busy working life, which reduces the time I have for reading, other than talking books in the car (William Gaminara is my favourite "Sharpe" reader). However, I do enjoy saving your books for uninterupted reading on holiday, despite the protestations of my wife at the "wasted" space in our bags, taken up by all of the hard cover books!! I have such admiration for the way you bring your characters to life and place them in such historically detailed environments. I have been a fan of historical fiction for over 35 years and very few authors come close to you, although recent books indicate they are learning from you. Once again thank you. Well that's it, sorry its so sycophantic but I just wanted you to hear the applause of one of your happy readers. Best wishes John Rathbone

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Many thanks for your kind words.


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Dear Mr. Cornwell , Happy New Year ! My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting you at Hatchards in Oct.. This is the first time I have ever written a "fan" letter. I'm writing because your books have given me many hours of enjoyment. I devoured the Sharpe series as soon as they were available. Like many fans I look forward to the next "Starbuck" novel. You do a marvelous job in capturing the American Civil War. I am a recently retired NYPD Detective and your books have been a welcome distraction from the harsh realities of Law enforcement. Especially after 9/11. I lost a number of friends and collegues and worked the recovery. Thank you for your wonderful stories. Keep up the good work! I am a budding playwrite, and find inspiration in good stories and great diologue wherever I find it. Particularly in your books. Oh, and sorry about the Redsox this past year, and congratulations on The Mighty Patriots!! Great win last night! Yes, my wife and I were thrilled to be speaking with you about The Sox and The Pats. We are METS fans, but have affection for those two teams. Go PATS!! Thank you for your time and I look forward to reading more of your works in the future and perhaps meeting you again. Sincerely, Patrick

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Hello Patrick, nice to hear from you - thanks for writing. I hope we will meet again.


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Mr Cornwell I have much enjoyed all of the Sharpe Novels. However I am surprised that no major Film has yet been produced regarding some of these gripping adventures, especially now where Digital Technology can enhance battle scenes etc. Have you ever been approached to consider this. I found the TV Series was good but did not capture the scent of battle, fear and tension which the books so impeccably. I am a big fan of a film called the Duelists, which was set over a number of years in the Napoleonic period. Have you heard of this story? Perhaps similar justice could be given to one or two gems such as Sharpe's Fortress, Eagle or Sword. G. Casey

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I couldn't agree more, but alas it ain't up to me!