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Sharpe's tiger : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1997.
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The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty's service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
History
Military history
Historical fiction
War stories
Named Person: Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN: 0002250101 9780002250108 000225011X 9780002250115
OCLC Number: 37750954
Description: 303 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Cornwell.
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The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe,s experiences in India.  Read more...

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'What makes these books such a successful formula is the blend of action, well-researched historical setting, colourful characterization and a juicy sub-plot' The Times

 
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