The year is 1810, and as rain sweeps the Peninsula, ruin stares the Allied armies in the face. Napoleon's troops are poised to strike. Wellington is desperate for money to pay his armies and, acting on a gambler's impulse, he sends Captain Sharpe on a mission to recover abandoned gold.
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, 250 pagesReview:
‘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. Martin
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2221292