Colonel Leroux, Sharpe's most formidable enemy, was trapped in the city besieged by the British Army. His cunning and treachery had already cost the lives of two of Sharpe's brother officers and Sharpe was determined to end Leroux's career forever.
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‘Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph
'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail
'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. MartinFrom the Back Cover:
Colonel Leroux answered to no man save the Emperor. With exquisite delicacy he could skin a man alive in search of the secrets he held; a parole given in 'honour' was a means to an end. From the first moment Richard Sharpe came across the Frenchman he mistrusted him – and lusted after the sword Leroux had killed so many times with. But at each encounter the Colonel escaped Sharpe with almost contemptuous ease…
Bernard Cornwell mixes intrigue and passion, the heat of war and the cold hatred of enmity, with a sure hand, bringing the Peninsular War vividly, excitingly to life. An enthralling Sharpe adventure to delight the listener.
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Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0002214105 EX LIBRARY. Bookseller Inventory # MMM0013342
Book Description Collins, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Green Boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages are clean and mark free with just a bit of age toning. Dustjacket just has a bit of sun fade to the spine and a patch at the bottom 1/4 where it looks like a label has pulled off some of the laminate. Dustjacket is clipped but also has a Collins price label. A hard book to find in hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 5421
Book Description Collins, England, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+:VG-. First Edition. 1st edition 1st impression. Sale price of this book is based upon the jacket. The jacket alone can be shipped . Book is Fair only, it is complete which saves it from being a poor copy, Spine leans, prelim pages have been glued together at the binding edge and are pulling away from binding , boards have tape stains where jacket in protective sleeve was affixed, Page blocks have been reglued into book out of alignment. A reading copy only of the 1st edition. The jacket is quite reasonable with a stain to the spine where a small label was and tape ghosts showing through in places where the jacket protector was affixed internally. Library marks to prelims. The jacket otherwise is not price clipped displays no wear of note but has a little creasing/wrinkling from being on a damaged book. Jacket presents quite well.with the stains not visible to the front panel Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 019486
Book Description Collins, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket illustration by Ian Robertson (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "First published in 1983 / Reprinted in 1983." Thus, the second printing. Book presents quite handsomely in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Public library trappings are minimal -- "Waterloo Public Library" stamp to title page; small "Withdrawn" stamp to half-title, and a very faint library stamping to top page edges. But the reason the library trappings are minimal is probably that the free front endpaper has been neatly and entirely removed, so the first page is now the half-title. A tight, square copy of the rarest of the Sharpe novels, easily read and with the pages only slightly age-toned, but definitely ex-library. The Battle of Salamanca, 1812. 319 pp. Reduced from $195. Bookseller Inventory # 002507
Book Description Collins, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: G/NF. Second Printing. 8VO. An attractive ex military library copy with marks, labels and pocket on both front endpapers and on the rear pastedown, stamp on top edge. Tape marks on boards. The almost pristine and very bright and unworn priceclipped jacket has no marks whatsoever and an almost invisible tiny rough area on lower spine from label removal. 319 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 27092
Book Description Collins, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Probable ex-library: Small trace of a circular sticker removed from tail of dust-jacket spine, and faint signs of a rubber stamp on the copyright page. This indicates this is most likely a restored and rebound ex-library copy. Some creasing to spine. Some spots of staining to the double page map "The Battle of Salamanca - July 1812". Some fingerprint marks on page 86. Some foxing to page edges. Dust-jacket has small 3/8" chips at head and tail of spine. A 1" tear at lower end of fold of front flap of dust-jacket, with paper repair on reverse side. Dust-jacket is not price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; First printing. This copy signed by the author in blue ink on the title page "Bernard Cornwell". 319 pages. Rebound in blue leatherette boards, with gilt lettering on spine. Later endpapers. Page dimensions: 201 x 129mm. "The tall man on horseback was a killer." - the opening sentence of the Prologue. Historical novel, set during the Napoleonic wars. This is the fourth, and scarcest, title in the series. ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 18094
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "First published in 1983." 1983 also to title page, no additional dates or printings listed. The third and scarcest of the Sharpe U.K. editions, and also one of the best at weaving Sharpe's romantic adventures into the history of the peninsular war. Not price clipped; original L8.50 price showing. Will close its own boards and text block, but we downgrade to "VG/VG" due to a small (smaller than a fingernail) rust-colored stain to front page edges and some scattered foxing to free endpapers and to dust-jacket flaps. 319 pp. Reduced from $560. Bookseller Inventory # 003793
Book Description Collins, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Red Boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages are clean and mark free. Nice tight square binding. Dustjacket is not clipped (£8.50) and has a small (1/2 cm) repaired tear at the top front edge next to the spine. A rare 1st impression, one of only 500 printed. Bookseller Inventory # 4810
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "First published in 1983." 1983 also to title page, no additional dates or printings listed. The third and scarcest of the Sharpe U.K. editions (the publisher was presumably losing confidence; then the TYV series came along) . . . and also one of the best at weaving Sharpe's romantic adventures into the history of the peninsular war. Not price clipped; original L8.50 price showing. Spine is angled about 1/4-inch and there are some minor brown spots to bottom page edges near the spine. Thus, "Near fine in a very-good-plus jacket." Military historical fiction; Wellington; Napoleonic Wars. 319 pp. Reduced from $1,000. Bookseller Inventory # 003085
Book Description Collins, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression – the scarcest Sharpe. Near Fine+: tight and square in sharp red boards; bright gilt; very crisp and clean, Fine but for some minor - tiny and faint - spots to the top-edge of the page block, and a very small abrasion to the top corner of the ffep. The unclipped (£8.50 net stated) dustwrapper is Fine: bright, clean and unfaded with a couple of light wrinkles to the spine; presents beautifully in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # H644