A classic Sharpe adventure: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814.
The invasion of France is under way, and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of Riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast. It is to be one of the most dangerous missions of his career.
Through the incompetence of a recklessly ambitious naval commander and the machinations of his old enemy, French spymaster Pierre Ducos, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no alternative but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer – a man who has no love for the British invaders.
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An adventure novel set in Napoleonic France, where Richard Sharpe finds himself leading a small force of riflemen in support of an ambitious and inept naval Captain's schemes. From the author of SHARPE'S BATTLE and BATTLE FLAG.Review:
‘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 Penguin Group, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Repack. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140144420
Book Description Penguin Group, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140144420
Book Description Penguin Group, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140144420
Book Description Penguin Group. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140144420 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1044076