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Sharpe's Waterloo June The Duke Of Wellington, The Prince Of Orange, And Napoleon Will Meet On The Battlefieldand Decide The Fate Of EuropeWith The Emperor Napoleon At Its Head, And Enormous French Army Is Marching Toward Brussels The British And Their Allies Are Also Converging On Brussels In Preparation For A Grand Society Ball And It Is Up To Richard Sharpe To Convince The Prince Of Orange, The Inexperienced Commander Of Wellington S Dutch Troops, To Act Before It Is Too Late But Sharpe S Warning Cannot Stop The Tide Of Battle, And The British Suffer Heavy Losses On The Road To Waterloo Wellington Has Few Reserves Of Men And Ammunition The Prussian Army Has Not Arrived, And The French Advance Wields Tremendous Firepower And Determinaiton Victory Seems Impossible


About the Author: Bernard Cornwell

Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, Cornwell.Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.He then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in 1980 after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.S Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the U.S through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.Cornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in 1981 Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in 1982.Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in 1986 Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In 1987, he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its 1777 occupation by the British.After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in 1987, and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean Bean.A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in 1989, Crackdown in 1990, Stormchild in 1991, and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in 1992.In June 2006, Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s 80th Birthday Honours List.Cornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October 2008 The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.



10 thoughts on “Sharpe's Waterloo

  1. says:

    I appreciated this as a window on the famous 1815 battle, with Sharpe a Zellig like figure at key turning points However, I missed Sharpe s personal story as the main focus of the narrative rather than getting a sense of him being used as a tool to illustrate historical events If you have read any of the Sharpe series on the British army during


  2. says:

    Book 20 in the Richard Sharpe series.A bit of a change in the story narrative this time, the last 19 books have beenconcerned with the life and times of Richard Sharpe with a battle of some importance as a back drop But this time the narrative is well and truly about the battle of Waterloo with, the now Lt Col in Prince William of Orange s army, Richard


  3. says:

    I d advise not reading the author s note at the end of the book, because it tips the novel s John Bull ishness right over the edge into jingoism The body of the book is hardly great literature, but it s enjoyable it could have been edited down, but as a dubiously historical recounting of Waterloo from the first skirmishes at Quatre Bras to the defeat of the Imper


  4. says:

    Firstly, my prejudices I ve been a huge fan of the TV versions of the Sharpe books I ve been an even bigger fan of the Napoleonic Wars, and Waterloo in particular I ve probably readon and around the subject than is healthy for anyone.Although I ve never actually read a Bernard Cornwell novel before, I was really looking forward, therefore, to reading his account of Richar


  5. says:

    Waterloo The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles This is the actual book that I read and reviewed here What is shown in the header is Cornwell s 20th Sharpe novel This is the first non fiction book by Bernard Cornwell, but he brings all the talent that he has honed over the years in writing his many historical novels to retelling the story of Waterloo It s wort


  6. says:

    Some of my favourite Sharpe moments are in this book, and some quality comedy from when Sharpe is busy elsewhere I don t know how accurate the battle descriptions are, but they are vivid I do believe that this book will work as a standalone novel, there s enough background to catch you up, but when the back story is waiting to be read, why skip it It doesn t matter how many times I reread


  7. says:

    As well written as ever The boys own adventure delivers the thrills made all the better by the historical detail and nuance.


  8. says:

    The 20th Sharpe novel delves into the famous battle of Waterloo and pretty much nothing else This time around, Sharpe serves in the staff of the Prince of Orange fighting the war against Napoleon The author goes to great lengths to justify Sharpe s presence in the lead up engagement and then in the main battle at Waterloo and not all of these feel very natural and Sharpe really doesn t have much to do in mo


  9. says:

    I d suspected that SHARPE S WATERLOO, the penultimate Sharpe adventure and the culmination of his adventures in the Napoleonic War, could be nothing but a triumph After all, it s a novel dedicated to one of the biggest, most remembered battles in all of history, so how could Cornwell get it wrong He built to it for a decade, honing his craft withminor but no less gripping stories before finally sitting down to tackl


  10. says:

    All right, I ll confess it I m a Richard Sharpe addict I have just started the last of the 21 novels read in historically chronological order, not the order written and I will miss his adventures once I m done One of the factors in my appreciation of the series is the image of Sean Bean s Sharpe portrayal from the movies very appealing , but the other is the breathtaking depiction of battle in all its glorious valor, unbelie


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