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I would like to congratulate you on the excellent Grail Quest series that I have just read, which was absolutely brilliant. Although I read Heretic first as it was a Christmas present as soon as I had finished I rushed out to buy the other two in the series. I was very relieved to see Thomas of Hookton live to see another day at the end of Heretic and the whole series made me very proud and also very ashamed to be English, but as you say in the books this is how it was for all countries who were involved in warfare. I will now be going to buy the Arthur series and hopefully this will be just as entertaining and again make proud to be English like the brave English Archers and knights in the battle of Crecy. Thank you Bernard for some truly excellent novels and maybe one day you be kind enough to write another adventure with Thomas of Hookton. Alan Ralph


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, it is always a pleasure to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover without stopping - this is what I do with your books. I was hooked on them through a lady I know who owns a book store. I told her I was on the hunt for an interesting read, she immediately pointed me in 'your' direction and I haven't stopped reading. I started with the Warlord Series, moved to Stonehenge, The Gallows Thief and now I'm on the Grail Series and A Crowning Mercy - yes two at one time - it's like an addiction to chocolate you have one piece and it's not enough. I just wanted to say thanks for your imagination and thank you for taking my brain on holiday and my own imagination far away to wonderful places. There are some stories I would like to see you do, but after reading your "notes" before emailing you I decided against it - however, I will wait to see what comes next. Many Thanks again - all the best! Karen Hamilton, Ontario Canada


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I just wanted to thank you for years of learning and enjoyment. I first saw a Sharpe movie on Masterpiece Theater on PBS. It made me search high and low for one of the books. As a result I now have a strong interest in Britain's 19th century military history. And your great stories have gotten others in my family into it as well! Please keep up the good work. Lewis Martin


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Dear Mr. Cornwell, I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your books ,concerning old England . I started reading your writings ,begining with the Excalibur trilogy and onto the Grail Quest. I enjoy the detail you put into your stories. your research of English history is amazing. I lived in the UK for a few years and have become an Anglophile. I love the history of the UK and its relationship with US history. Your books make it all come alive . The only complaint I have is the waiting time between books. I guess the saying " all good things come to those who wait" must be applied to your writings. Keep up the good work and may it be for a long time. Sincerely, Carlo Luzzi


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I would just like to say that your Sharpe novels started my passion for reading> Sharpe's Enemy is by far my most chreshered exploit, it has most like earned a bad feedback now and again. I would like to say thanks for the hours of joy, tears and the feeling of sharing some of the glory. Kevin Hunter


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Dear Mr Cornwell- I am looking forward to reading your latest SHARPE book, having read all the other books in this series and in the meantime I am reading through the book by Mark Adkin-the Sharpe Companion the Early Years and am finding it to be invaluable in adding to the pleasure of reading all your SHARPE stories. I also very much enjoyed the two short stories you wrote ie: Sharpe's Skirmish & Sharpe's Christmas, and am looking forward to many more SHARPE Adventures-Best Wishes D.H.


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It's time for Starbuck to march again. Marjorie Taber


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Just a quick word to say how much I enjoyed the Arthur books. I was familiar with Sharpe, and had read them all, but the Arthur Trilogy held me spellbound. Cheers, Chris


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Hi there, just finished reading the last of the Arthur books today. I first read the Winter King when I was 15 and only recently found the other 2 whilst looking for something to read in a local bookstore. Since I was a child my father read me the tales of King Arthur and have always had an interest . I just wanted to say thank you for writing such amazing novels on the subject. Amazing stories and I'm glad to own them now in my collection. thanks again Jamie , Scotland.


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Dear Mr Cornwell. I wondered if you had ever been approached about a Sharpe computer game and what you think of the idea. I think it would be really fun. I imagine something where you control the character of Richard Sharpe throughout various scenarios, one for each of the book, having to resolve issues and fight bad guys in a first person situation. Perhaps there could be skills to be enhanced throughout gameplay such as when a level is completed. The battle scenes where Sharpe is in the thick of things could be like a usual beat em up type game but with swords. But where he has to command a group of men such as in Enemy where he is doing pretty much a general's job it could be like a war strategy game. There could perhaps be a campaign option to play Wellington as general thorughout his major battles. My thoughts on Scenario 1 - Sharpe's Tiger: Beat em up type battle scene with the Tippoo Sultan's "tigers". Brief video cutscene - Sharpe and Hakeswill fight, flogging, the Seringapatam mission explained. Sharpe and Lawford then having to avoid getting killed but captured in another cutscene and taken to the Tippoo. Various adventures for Sharpe until he is discovered and locked up again. Then he has to figure out how to escape the tigers and jetties, aid the British in their attack and kill the Tippoo. Hope you don't mind me rambling on. It would be so great if there was a Sharpe game! Marie

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There are no plans for a Sharpe computer game at the moment - but it does sound fun! Thanks for your message.