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Cornwell started writing the Sharpe series in 1980 and it is still going strong. Sharpe's Escape slots between Sharpe's Gold and Sharpe's Battle and like the rest of the series is packed full of historical detail and are a thoroughly entertaining read.
From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renownedSharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majestys Army at the siege of Seringapatam. Sharpes job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugals ancient university city.Sharpes Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massenas crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.
|Publication date:||25th January 2005|
|Primary Genre||Action Adventure|
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 ...More About Bernard Cornwell