Three classic Richard Sharpe adventures.
Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799
When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore’s forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.
Richard Sharpe and the battle of Assaye, September 1803
Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the Mahratta Confederation. In the hunt for the renegade Englishman, Sharpe penetrates deep into enemy territory where he is followed relentlessly by his worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.
Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.
‘Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph
'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail
'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin
About the author
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.
Sharpe’s early days
Loved the three books of Sharpe’s early days in India. What a great story intertwining history & fictional characters into a truely engaging tale. Now on to the next phase. If you like a well crafted story with fascinating, not necessarily nice, characters these stories are for you. Thoroughly recommend
Sharpe's Indian adventures
It is good to at last see how Sharpe rises through the ranks and manages to survive India, using his street honed skills as a tool of his survival, along with a bit of luck.
Using historical fact and Sharp's input makes some of the not so well known battles and skirmishes as well as the more decisive battles in British Military History gripping and readable.
Carry on Marching Mister Sharpe