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Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University... show more
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years. He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government - and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.
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Birth date: 1944-02-23
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 week ago
This was my 8th Sharpe book and come to find out - it was the first one that Cornwell published. Knowing that now, I would say he did an outstanding job of building up the story before the original - especially with the friendship between Harper and Sharpe. This story was classic Cornwell with good ...
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Book Thoughts rated it 3 weeks ago
I love Bernard Cornwell - I had not read any of his books in a while and this one reminded me of why I loved him in the first place. Fun history and characters, a solid plot, lots of action - just pure fun to read. This particular story follows Sharpe and his Rifles through Spain while being chased ...
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Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 month ago
by Bernard Cornwell From the well-known Historical fiction writer is a story about players, actors on the stage, in the time of Elizabeth I. Women were still played by men and the brother of Will Shakespeare, Richard, is continually given women's roles with his brother's company. Between getting t...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 4 months ago
Uhtred is still Uhtred in all his glory. You can still talk me into reading anything he's involved in. However (and I hate to say this), things are getting a little stale. I think it is time to send Uhtred to Valhalla where he belongs. I would not be opposed to having this continue from his son's po...
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Book Thoughts rated it 1 year ago
This is the fifth entry in the Richard Sharpe series and the first I had read in quite some time. Cornwell is one of the best at action-adventure historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. The story has Sharpe working covertly for the British on a mission in Denmark during the English wa...
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