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Oct. 17th, 2005 @ 11:03 am
Has anyone bought The Pale Horseman? :)

Aug. 9th, 2005 @ 04:02 pm
I finished reading "The Warlord Chronicles" the other day, and I have to say that I just loved it. Cornwell managed to blend Arthurian legend with history so well (I told a friend that this is the type of blending that the movie "King Arthur" hoped to be), along with awesome descriptions of battles.

It follows the somewhat typical Sharpe theme of a character that starts at one of the lowest spots in society and follows his rise to one of the highest and most celebrated. It could have been really cheesily done, but it wasn't.

Oh, and another thing- the depiction of women here is still a little stereotypical at times, but not in general. Much better than what I've found in a lot of his Sharpe novels.
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Newbie Jun. 14th, 2005 @ 11:12 pm
Hi, I'm pretty much a newbie here, but I'm in no way new to bernard cornwell! I'm 17, and I've been reading Sharpe books and watching the TV series all my life. I've still got quite a few to go, but I'm working my way slowly through the series. My favourite has to be Sharpe's Tiger, as I like Sharpe as a sergeant. It's nice to know where he came from! My second favourite is Sharpe's eagle... mainly because I love to read the part where Simmerson is scalded by Wellesley: It always brings a smile to my face ^_^. Anyway, hope I enjoy it here...
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May. 24th, 2005 @ 12:21 pm
Hi everyone! 20 Sharpe books down, 1 to go, I believe? And most of Mr Cornwell's other work too. "I do declare it".

I think it's interesting how the films differ quite substantially from the books, but don't ruin everything.

Sharpe's Sword Mar. 8th, 2005 @ 10:09 pm

Some years I search for book The Sharpe's Sword in an electronic kind. If somebody knows, where it can be found, please, write to me the address
I disgustingly speak English, I ask to excuse me for dreadful quantity of grammatic mistakes :-))))))
It is glad to enter this community.

Jillian Ler
Saint Petersburg

Sep. 14th, 2004 @ 06:48 pm
Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I've set up sharpe_archive for Sharpe-specific discussions etc. Everyone welcome, hope to see you there.

Aug. 8th, 2004 @ 07:12 am
Hello All, I'm still kind of new here. Just finished my 2nd Sharpe book, "Sharpe's Eagle". I liked it allot! I'm really starting to like this Mr. Sharpe. I am now wanting to see the sharpe TV series, but I don't know if it is available were I live :-( anyone know where they might sell it the U.S.A.? or is there a web site i could order it from?

Jul. 18th, 2004 @ 10:46 pm
I read in the newspapers today that those of you fans of the sharpe series in the UK can look forward to Sean Bean's reappearance of a new special in progress at the moment, filmed on location in India (how long have we been waiting for THIS one?!)

Schedualed for late next year, Cracking ^_^


Historical Facts.......... Jul. 14th, 2004 @ 02:56 pm
On reading "The Iron Duke", I noticed several things.........for one, there was diary evidence taken from a Rifleman Harris of the 95th during the peninsular war. Also, a non-historical fact..........the other week, I met an army colour sergeant (At a local forces function) who looked almost exactly like Pete Postlethwaite (Obadiah Hakeswill)....I was most relieved when he didnt start talking into his hat and twitching, and bought me a pint instead and chatted about history!

A Crowning Mercy Jul. 11th, 2004 @ 08:42 pm
Has anyone here read 'A Crowning Mercy'?

I brought the book today after seeing it was by BC and putting my absolute faith in him. However the blurb gives very little away and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if a) it was any good and b) what is it really about.

Thanks awfully, Alexathenle
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