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The Sharpe companion : a historical and military guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels, 1777-1808 : the early years

Author: Mark Adkin
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fiction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide. Now Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Bernard Cornwell; Bernard Cornwell; Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character); Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Adkin
ISBN: 0060738146 9780060738143
OCLC Number: 60385653
Notes: Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2003.
Description: xvii, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Sharpe --
Sharpe's regiments --
Sharpe's tiger --
Sharpe's triumph --
Sharpe's fortress --
Sharpe's Trafalgar --
Sharpe's prey.
Responsibility: Mark Adkin.

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Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fiction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide. Now Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company. A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested in nineteenth-century warfare, The Sharpe Companion includes: a chapter devoted to each Sharpe book; a glossary of characters, both real and fictional; illustrations and photographs; maps of every battle and skirmish.

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