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on 21 February 2015
The description of military life, the (crazy, of course) British army system of leadership and life in the ranks, the historical background that one can further look up on Wiki, the fact that the French are respected as soldiers (none of the boring frog-bashing one expects from Poms), and a well written, excellently paced adventure novel to present it all....all good stuff! Sharpe is, in most ways, totally the opposite of Flashman, but the colourful setting and period are beautifully described, not as a lecture, but in illuminating support of the tale....refreshing.
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on 12 August 2014
Bernard Cornwell is, in my opinion [for whatever that is worth] the best historical author currently working in the world of narrative fiction; based upon real-life historical events. He pulls no punches in respect to the often extremely violent reality of life during the wide ranging periods of human history he has covered. The net result is an authentic and often contemporary feel, featuring a cast of flawed characters that the modern day reader can identify with [in some cases], and entertained by until it becomes quite addictive.
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on 17 January 2016
This is as usual a very good and interesting read. As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action.
I have read many of Bernard Cornwell's books and can say without a doubt that he is my favourite author.
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on 9 December 2016
Excellent abridged version of the book and very well read by Paul McGann. This is far better than the TV adaptation of this story which was a feeble effort.
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on 14 February 2018
A book i read it i enjoyed it delivered on time
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on 4 July 2017
Like all of Bernard Cornwells books a great read and absorbing fantastic
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on 24 February 2014
I am a devoted fan of the tv series and actually watch it every time it is on no matter how many times I have seen it. As an avid reader it was only natural that I should buy the complete set of these books and I am really looking forward to reading them, I just hope they don't let me down.
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on 29 June 2016
Great writer, keeps the story going all the time. Difficult to put the book down as there are so many twists. Enjoy the whole series
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on 21 January 2018
My son loves Sharpe so he asked for this for Christmas, he seemed very pleased with it.
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on 1 February 2018
VERY GOOD
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