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Bernard Cornwell - Author

About the Author

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure. As a teenager he devoured CS Forester’s Hornblower novels and tried to enlist three times. Poor eyesight put paid to his dream, instead he went to university to read theology. On graduating, he became a teacher, then joined BBC’s Nationwide, working his way up the ladder to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland, then editor of Thames News. In 1979, his life changed when he fell in love with an American.

"Judy couldn’t live here, so I gave up my job and moved to the US. I couldn’t get a green card, and for 18 months the only thing I could do was write novels." The result was his first book about 19th century hero, Richard Sharpe, Sharpe’s Eagle.

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.

Bernard Cornwell owns houses in Cape Cod and Florida and two boats. Every year he takes two months off from his writing and spends most of his time on his 24 foot Cornish crabber, Royalist.

Featured books by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

`With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

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The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago - and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south.

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Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

'Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.' On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. So the scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for an empty throne. The vacant throne leaves a dangerous opportunity for the rival West Saxons to seize Mercia. But Edward of Wessex is distracted by the succession of his own throne, with two heirs claiming the right to be West Saxon king. And while the kingdoms are in disarray, the Vikings, this time coming from the west, will go on the rampage once more. The very future of England hangs in the balance. A hero is needed, a hero who can destroy the threat to Mercia, a hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

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The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but instability and the threat of Viking raids still hang heavy over Britain's kingdoms. For Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians, is dying, leaving no heir and the stage is set for rivals to fight for the throne. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Mercia's greatest warrior, has always supported Athelflaed to be Mercia's next ruler, but will the aristocracy ever accept a woman as their leader? Even one who is Aethelred's widow and sister to the king of Wessex? As the Mercians squabble and the West Saxons try to annex their country, new enemies appear on the northern frontier. The Saxons desperately need strong leadership, but instead they are fighting for an empty throne and threatening to undo the unity and strength they have fought so hard to achieve. Bernard Cornwell's new novel is an outstanding tale of a country torn apart by invasions and dynastic strife, from a master storyteller.

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Harlequin

Harlequin

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

A 2012 World Book Night selection. In the fourteenth century the English were just beginning to discover their national identity, and one of the strongest elements of this was the overwhelming success in battle of the English bowmen. England's archers crossed the Channel to lay a country to waste. Thomas of Hookton was one of those archers. When his village is sacked by French raiders, he escapes from his father's ambition to become a wild youth who delights in the opportunities which war offers -- for fighting, for revenge and for friendship. But Thomas is hounded by his conscience. He has made a promise to God to retrieve a relic stolen in the raid from Hookton's church. The search for the relic leads him into a world where lovers become enemies, enemies become friends and always, somewhere beyond the horizon that is smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English army, a terrible enemy awaits him. That enemy would harness the power of Christendom's greatest relic -- the grail itself. In this, the first book of a new series, Thomas begins the quest that will lead him through the fields of France, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crecy.

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Other books by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. `With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Death of Kings

Death of Kings

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Lord Utred Bebbanburgskij vsyu zhizn' srazhalsya za svoego korolya Al'freda, hotya i ne dozhdalsya dostojnoj nagrady za svoyu doblest'. On hranit klyatvu vernosti, dannuyu korolyu, no ne hochet prisyagat' ego nasledniku, princu EHduardu, slishkom slabomu, chtoby uderzhat' vlast'. Na smertnom odre Al'fred prosit Utreda predstavlyat' ego interesy na peregovorah ob ob"e;edinenii strany. Esli vse hristiane Britanii ob"e;edinyatsya, to, kogda molodoj EHduard unasleduet koronu, ego tron budet nadezhno zashchishchen. Vsya strana s sodroganiem zhdet smerti svoego pravitelya, ved' na britanskie zemli pretenduyut mnogie, v tom chisle varvary s severa. Utred dolzhen prinyat' neprostoe reshenie, kotoroe navsegda izmenit ego zhizn' i hod istorii: vzyat' v ruki mech ili slozhit' oruzhie, i pust' mechta Al'freda o edinom korolevstve umret vmeste s nim... SHestoj roman iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;.

Agincourt

Agincourt

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2018

Bitva pri Azenkure - odin iz povorotnyh momentov v hode Stoletnej vojny mezhdu Angliej i Franciej. Iznurennaya dolgim pohodom, golodom i boleznyami anglijskaya armiya po men'shej mere v pyat' raz ustupala chislennost'yu protivniku. Francuzy tverdo namerevalis' ostanovit' vojsko Genriha V na podhodah k Kale i prevoskhodstvom sil istrebit' zahvatchikov. No iskhod srazheniya byl nepredskazuem - pobedy voistinu dostigayutsya ne chislom, a umeniem. V centre neravnoj skhvatki okazyvaetsya prostoj anglijskij luchnik Nikolas Huk, gotovyj srazhat'sya za svoego korolya do poslednego. Tol'ko blagodarya voinskomu iskusstvu, discipline i lichnoj doblesti takih soldat dobyvayutsya samye blestyashchie pobedy v istorii. EHtot zahvatyvayushchij roman o vojne - velikolepnaya literaturnaya rekonstrukciya, odno iz luchshih tvorenij Bernarda Kornuehlla, avtora priznannyh mirovyh bestsellerov cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;, romanov o strelke Richarde SHarpe i mnogih drugih knig.

Excalibur

Excalibur

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2018

Temnye veka v Britanii. Haos vot-vot ohvatit territorii, podvlastnye Arturu. Ego vlast' oslablena myatezhom Lanselota i predatel'stvom Gvinevery. No Artur vse eshche vladeet EHkskaliburom, odnim iz tridcati Sokrovishch Britanii - mechom, dayushchim vlast'. I poehtomu Artur, prezrev prevratnosti sud'by, brosaet vyzov svoim vragam. "e;EHkskalibur"e; - zhestkoe realisticheskoe povestvovanie o rannem Srednevekov'e, napisannoe odnim iz luchshih avtorov sovremennogo istoricheskogo romana Bernardom Kornuehllom. Zaklyuchitel'naya kniga iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutaya duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Rotrocke

Rotrocke

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2017

Untertanen und Rebellen. Philadelphia ist im Jahr 1777 eine Stadt im Krieg - nicht nur zwischen amerikanischen und britischen Truppen, sondern auch mit sich selbst. Als die Stadt von den Briten erobert wird, fngt der wahre Kampf erst an. Der junge britische Rekrut Sam Gilpin hat seinen Bruder sterben sehen. Nun muss er sich zwischen dem Eid auf einen fernen Knig und seinem Gewissen entscheiden. Auch im Hause der wohlhabenden Beckets stehen sich Freunde der Freiheit und treue Untertanen erbittert gegenber. Bald wird an einem Ort namens Valley Forge Geschichte geschrieben werden, zwischen Eis und Blut, und ein Land entstehen: Amerika. Ein groer Roman von Bernard Cornwell: ber Krieg und Frieden, Freund und Feind, Feigheit und Heldentum.

Burning Land

Burning Land

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2017

Konec IX veka. Angliyu razdirayut mezhdousobicy mestnyh vozhdej, i v ee predely vtorgayutsya datchane. Korol' Al'fred Uehssekskij slishkom slab zdorov'em, chtoby dat' dostojnyj otpor zahvatchikam; naslednik zhe molod i neopyten. Na pomoshch' korolyu prihodit Utred Bebbanburgskij so svoim vojskom i vyigryvaet srazhenie. Vrag poverzhen, no triumf Utreda omrachaet tragediya. On klyanetsya nikogda bol'she ne sluzhit' korone, odnako drugaya klyatva svyazyvaet ego s docher'yu korolya, prekrasnoj EHtel'flehd... Pyatyj roman iz cikla "e;Saksonskie hroniki"e;

Enemy of God

Enemy of God

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Velikij korol' Artur, nepobedimyj vozhd' brittov, uspeshno protivostoyal zavoevatelyam-saksam, uchredil rycarskij orden Kruglogo stola, za kotorym vse byli ravny mezhdu soboj. I pust' istoricheskaya pravda pogrebena v toj davnej ehpohe bol'shih peremen, velikogo pereseleniya narodov i stremitel'no zarozhdayushchihsya i ischezayushchih carstv, zavesa proshlogo priotkryvaetsya pered nami siloj pisatel'skogo talanta Bernarda Kornuehlla. Britaniya VI veka. Artur, nezakonnyj syn verhovnogo korolya Utera, dobivaetsya ob"e;edineniya razroznennyh korolevstv brittov, chtoby sovmestnymi usiliyami vygnat' zahvatchikov s rodnoj zemli. Posle pobedy v Lugg-Vejle mechta Artura blizka k voploshcheniyu, no ego plany razrushaet predatel'stvo nepomerno chestolyubivoj zheny Gvinevery i blizkogo druga Lanselota. Odnako duh vozhdya brittov, prozvannogo Vragom Bozh'im, ne tak-to legko slomit'. Vtoroj roman iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutyj duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. Increasingly estranged from his brother as William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangles in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the role of a lifetime ... Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour de force with all Bernard Cornwell's hallmark storytelling and a remarkable cast of characters: you walk the streets, explore the palaces, experience the scandals, rivalries and fierce ambitions, and stand side-by-side with the men and women of Elizabethan London.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.'With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa GregoryIn the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty.So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city.In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/10/2017

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. `With all the vivid history that is his trademark, Bernard Cornwell transports the readers to the playhouses, backstreets and palaces of Shakespeare's London with added depth and compassion' Philippa Gregory In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard's onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city. In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell's masterful Elizabethan London.

Casaca roja

Casaca roja

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2017

Otono de 1777. Un ao despus de la Declaracin de Independencia americana, Filadelfia, la capital de las colonias rebeldes, que est a punto de ser ocupada por las tropas britnicas del general Howe, es una ciudad en guerra: no solo entre los insurgentes americanos y el ejrcito britnico, sino tambin entre sus propios habitantes; una guerra que divide y desgarra familias y que engendra todo tipo de traiciones. En primera lnea de la batalla, entre las mortferas armas del enemigo y las pualadas de sus propios polticos, estn los casacas rojas. Para un britnico, estos valientes son el martillo que aplastar la incipiente rebelin yanqui. En cambio, para los patriotas americanos, los despreciados "e;espaldas sangrientas"e; son los ladrones de su libertad y los saqueadores de su patrimonio. Sam Gilpin es uno de ellos: ha visto morir a su hermano y ahora debe elegir entre el deber a un rey distante, el llamamiento de su propia conciencia y el verdadero significado de la lealtad. Ese invierno, no solo a travs de los campos de hielo y fuego de Valley Forge, el olor a plvora de Germantown y el tronar de los caones sobre Fort Mifflin, sino tambin en los lujosos salones de Filadelfia, se reescribir la Historia y cambiar la fortuna de rebeldes y patriotas para siempre.

Unter Segeln

Unter Segeln

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2017

Paul Shanahan ist ein Schurke und liebt das Abenteuer. Wenn jemand funf Millionen Dollar in Gold an den Behorden vorbeischmuggeln kann, dann er, und zwar auf seinem Schiff, der "e;Rebel Lady"e;. Aber mit dem Gold, das eine Organisation aus dem Nahen Osten fur einen Waffendeal benotigt, hat er seine eigenen Plane: Schon lange traumt er von einem gepflegten Ruhestand auf Cape Cod. Daraus jedoch wird nichts, wenig spater ist ihm die halbe Welt auf den Fersen: seine Auftraggeber, die IRA, die CIA - und das ist nicht alles, denn im Rumpf seines Schiffes liegt nicht nur Gold verborgen ...

Sturmbucht

Sturmbucht

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

Der Morgen dammert auf den Bahamas, als Nick Breakspear und seine Freundin Ellen von Bord der "e;Wavebreaker"e; aus das Schiff entdecken: die von Kugeln durchsiebten Uberreste der Yacht "e;Hirondelle"e;, vormals unterwegs zur Privatinsel Murder Cay. Der Vorfall wird vertuscht. Wenig spater ubernimmt Nicks Crew den Auftrag, die kokssuchtigen Zwillinge von US-Senator Crownshield auf See clean zu bekommen. Kein einfacher Job: Der Sohn des Senators sabotiert die Reise, wo es nur geht. Bis Bewaffnete seine Schwester und ihn entfuhren und die "e;Wavebreaker"e; versenken - Nick findet sich mitten in einem Drogenkrieg wieder. Als auch noch Ellen verschwindet, sind der Skipper und Senator Crownshield zu allem bereit, um die drei zuruckzubekommen - Nick Breakspear setzt erneut Kurs auf Murder Cay ...

Sea Lord

Sea Lord

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

Niemals wieder wollte John Rossendale, Earl of Stowey, nach Hause zuruckkehren. Als seine Mutter im Sterben liegt, uberwindet er sich: Er lenkt seine Segelyacht "e;Sunflower"e; gen Devon - zum ersten Mal seit vier Jahren. Dort entbrennt der Streit ums Erbe. Erneut wird John vorgeworfen, vor vier Jahren den einzigen Familienbesitz geklaut zu haben: einen millionenschweren van Gogh. Als er knapp einem Mordanschlag entkommt, macht er sich gemeinsam mit der Kuratorin Jennifer Pallavicini daran, das Gemalde aufzuspuren und den wahren Dieb zu stellen. Doch als Jennifer bei einer Gasexplosion auf seinem Schiff schwer verletzt wird, ubernimmt etwas anderes das Ruder: der Wunsch nach Rache ... Ein neues Segelabenteuer aus der Feder des groen Bestsellerautors Bernard Cornwell.

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Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

O korole Arture, nepobedimom vozhde brittov, na Tumannom Al'bione bylo slozheno nemalo geroicheskih ballad. On uspeshno protivostoyal zavoevatelyam-saksam, uchredil rycarskij orden Kruglogo stola, za kotorym vse byli ravny mezhdu soboj. Po legende, voinskoj udachej Artur byl obyazan volshebnomu mechu - podarku charodeya Merlina, zhreca kel'tskih druidov... I pust' istoricheskaya pravda pogrebena v toj davnej ehpohe bol'shih peremen, velikogo pereseleniya narodov i stremitel'no zarozhdayushchihsya i ischezayushchih carstv, zavesa proshlogo priotkryvaetsya pered nami siloj pisatel'skogo talanta Bernarda Kornuehlla. YUzhnoj Britanii v VI stoletii grozilo vtorzhenie germanskih varvarov. Artur, nezakonnyj syn verhovnogo korolya, nekogda izgnannyj otcom za more, vozvrashchaetsya na razdiraemuyu mezhdousobicami rodinu, kotoraya pered licom mnogochislennyh vragov nuzhdaetsya v soyuze melkih korolevstv. Ego mozhet skrepit' politicheskij brak Artura s princessoj Kajnvin, no sud'ba rasporyazhaetsya inache... Pervyj roman iz trilogii o legendarnom korole-polkovodce Arture, proniknutyj duhom podlinnoj Istorii.

Hart am Wind

Hart am Wind

Author: Bernard Cornwell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2017

Mit einer Kugel im Rucken ist Nick Sandman aus dem Falklandkrieg heimgekehrt. Niemand glaubt, dass er je wieder laufen wird. Doch der Traum, irgendwann erneut die Segel seiner Yacht zu hissen und der Welt davonzufahren, lasst ihn alle Schmerzen vergessen. Um die "e;Sycorax"e; wieder instand setzen zu konnen, willigt der dekorierte Kriegsheld ein, einen Film uber sich drehen zu lassen - von TV-Star Tony Bannister und dessen atherischer Geliebter Angela Westmacott. Aber uber der Vergangenheit des Filmemachers liegt ein finsterer Schatten, und Nick kann nicht aus seiner Haut: Er macht sich daran, Bannisters Geheimnis zu luften, und gerat zwischen die Fronten der Machtigen, in eine Welt aus Intrigen und dunklen Leidenschaften. Zum Gluck wei Nick Sandman nicht nur, wie man segelt, sondern auch, wie man kampft ...