Four classic Richard Sharpe adventures
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799
When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore’s forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.
Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the battle of Assaye, September 1803
Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the Mahratta Confederation. In the hunt for the renegade Englishman, Sharpe penetrates deep into enemy territory where he is followed relentlessly by his worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.
Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.
Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
Ensign Richard Sharpe is on his way home from India. He is sailing with the Royal Navy, who are hunting a formidable French warship, the ‘Revenant’, carrying a secret treaty that may prove lethal to the British.
Praise for Bernard Cornwell and the Sharpe series:
‘We cheer Sharpe on. He has a kind of angry courage, an inability to stay away from a fight, and a permanent inner battle between his inclinations and his sense of duty. Wellington wound up a dangerous spring on the day he raised Sharpe from the ranks. It’s our magnificent gain’ Terry Pratchett
‘Sharpe is the epitome of a nineteenth-century, romantic working-class hero. Cool, flash and fragrant . . . Escape and enjoy’ Daily Express
'Cornwell describes military action brilliantly. He evokes all the sights and sounds and smells while managing to describe the fluctuations of the battle with enough vim to keep you in suspense…The Sharpe novels are wonderfully urgent and alive' Daily Telegraph
‘Cornwell has maintained a marvellously high standard throughout the series…brilliantly lucid and compellingly exciting' Evening Standard
‘Bernard Cornwell knows his man, knows how to harness his qualities to the services of good fiction, and does not miss a trick…Sharpe and his creator are national treasures' Sunday Telegraph
'The insubordinate, sarcastic and oversexed Richard Sharpe returns…Cornwell delivers the usual mix of strategy and strength – classic battle scenes and plenty of fisticuffs' Daily Mirror
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Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.
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