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Not the usual Cornwell historical fiction,
This review is from: Scoundrel (Paperback)Bernard Cornwell is one of my favourite writers of historical fiction. His Sharpe and Arthurian books are superb and take you to the times they were set in. He is less well known for his suspense thrillers and this is one of those.
Before he became an author, Cornwell worked for the BBC and worked for a time in Northern Ireland dueing the troubles with the IRA, here he uses his experience and knowledge of those times to weave an excellent thriller with the background of some aspects of the terrorists. He weaves this with his love of boats and his knowledge of how to sail a sailing ship is clearly evident amid the detail.
This is a fast paced thriller with good characters and a terrific story. It is a pity he has not written more of this type of ovel as they make a great holiday read.