I just re-read C.S. Foresters “Rifleman Dodd” and I was wondering just how much this book influenced you to write the Sharpe books and will Dodd return in other Sharpe books. I know he made it back to his company. (Captain Forthingham’s Company). Jim Bundstein

I’ve read and enjoyed many of your books, especially the Sharpe series. A question: In “Sharpe’s Escape”, what happened to Corporal Matthew Dodd at Bussaco? On page 112, “Sharpe reckoned Dodd would rejoin later”, but I must have missed his reappearance. Any clarification would be appreciated. My wife and I really enjoyed your visit a couple of years ago to the Vancouver library. I love historical fiction, so thanks for all the great writing! John