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Bernard Cornwell

UK (1944 - )

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.
 
Series
Sharpe
1. Sharpe's Tiger (1997)
2. Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye September 1803 (1998)
3. Sharpe's Fortress (1999)
4. Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (2000)
5. Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 (2001)
6. Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January, 1809 (1988)
7. Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 (2003)
8. Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809 (1981)
8. Sharpe's Christmas (2003)
9. Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (1981)
10. Sharpe's Escape (2004)
11. Sharpe's Fury (2006)
12. Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes De Onoro (1995)
13. Sharpe's Company (1982)
14. Sharpe's Sword (1983)
15. Sharpe's Enemy (1984)
16. Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign February to June, 1813 (1985)
17. Sharpe's Regiment: Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (1986)
18. Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 (1987)
19. Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814 (1989)
20. Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign 15 June to 18 June 1815 (1990)
21. Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-21 (1992)
Sharpe's Skirmish (1999)
Sharpes Fortress / Sharpes Triumph / Sharpes Tiger (omnibus) (2008)
Sharpe's Tiger / Sharpe's Triumph / Sharpe's Fortress / Sharpe's Trafalgar (omnibus) (2011)
Sharpe's Trafalgar / Sharpe's Prey / Sharpe's Rifles (omnibus) (2011)
Sharpe's Havoc / Sharpe's Eagle / Sharpe's Gold (omnibus) (2011)
Sharpe's Escape / Sharpe's Fury / Sharpe's Battle (omnibus) (2011)
Sharpe's Company / Sharpe's Sword / Sharpe's Enemy (omnibus) (2012)
Sharpe's Honour / Sharpe's Regiment / Sharpe's Siege (omnibus) (2012)
Sharpe's Revenge / Sharpe's Waterloo / Sharpe's Devil (omnibus) (2012)
The Sharpe Collection: Books 12-15 (omnibus) (2014)
Sharpe's TigerSharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye September 1803Sharpe's FortressSharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January, 1809Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809
Sharpe's ChristmasSharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810Sharpe's EscapeSharpe's Fury
Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes De OnoroSharpe's CompanySharpe's SwordSharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign February to June, 1813Sharpe's Regiment: Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814
Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign 15 June to 18 June 1815Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-21Sharpe's SkirmishSharpes Fortress / Sharpes Triumph / Sharpes Tiger
Sharpe's Tiger / Sharpe's Triumph / Sharpe's Fortress / Sharpe's TrafalgarSharpe's Trafalgar / Sharpe's Prey / Sharpe's Rifles Sharpe's Havoc / Sharpe's Eagle / Sharpe's GoldSharpe's Escape / Sharpe's Fury / Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Company / Sharpe's Sword / Sharpe's EnemySharpe's Honour / Sharpe's Regiment / Sharpe's SiegeSharpe's Revenge / Sharpe's Waterloo / Sharpe's DevilThe Sharpe Collection: Books 12-15
 
Crowning Mercy (with Susannah Kells)
1. A Crowning Mercy (1983)
2. The Fallen Angels (1983)
3. Coat of Arms (1986)
     aka The Aristocrats
A Crowning MercyThe Fallen AngelsCoat of Arms
 
RebelCopperheadBattle FlagThe Bloody Ground
The Starbuck Chronicles
 
The Winter King: A Novel of ArthurEnemy of GodExcalibur: A Novel of Arthur
 
Grail Quest
1. Harlequin (2000)
     aka The Archer's Tale
2. Vagabond (2002)
3. Heretic (2003)
The Grail Quest Trilogy: Harlequin / Vagabond / Heretic (omnibus) (2013)
HarlequinVagabondHereticThe Grail Quest Trilogy: Harlequin / Vagabond / Heretic
 
The Last KingdomThe Pale HorsemanThe Lords of the NorthSword Song
The Burning LandDeath of KingsThe Pagan LordThe Empty Throne
The Warrior Chronicles Vols 1-6The Warrior Chronicles Books 1-3The Warrior Chronicles Books 4-6The Saxon Tales Books 1-4
The Saxon Tales Collection Books 5-7
 
Novels
Redcoat (1987)
Wildtrack (1988)
Sea Lord (1989)
     aka Killer's Wake
Crackdown (1990)
     aka Murder Cay
Stormchild (1991)
Scoundrel (1992)
Stonehenge: A Novel of 2000 BC (1999)
Gallows Thief (2001)
Azincourt (2008)
     aka Agincourt
The Fort (2010)
1356 (2012)
RedcoatWildtrackSea LordCrackdown
StormchildScoundrelStonehenge: A Novel of 2000 BCGallows Thief
AzincourtThe Fort1356
 
Non fiction
Sharpe's StoryWaterloo
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur


Books about Bernard Cornwell
The Sharpe Companion: A Detailed Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Bestselling Series of Sharpe Novels
 
Bernard Cornwell recommends
Pendragon's Banner
Pendragon's Banner (1995)
(Pendragon's Banner, book 2)
Helen Hollick
"Helen Hollick has it all! She tells a great story, gets her history right and writes consistently readable books."
The Hundred Days
The Hundred Days (1998)
(Aubrey / Maturin, book 19)
Patrick O'Brian
"O'Brian is far and away the best of the Napoleonic storytellers and The Hundred Days is one of the best of the series: a classic naval adventure, crammed with incident, superbly plotted and utterly gripping...This is O'Brian at his brilliant, entertaining best and when he is on this form the rest of us who write of the Napoleonic conflict might as well give up and try a new career. Fans of the series will need no encouragement to buy this book, but if you are new to Aubrey and Maturin then this is as splendid an introduction as you could wish for."
Glory in the Name
Glory in the Name (2003)
(Samuel Bowater, book 1)
James L Nelson
"It is, by far, the best Civil War novel I have read; reeking of battle, duty, heroism and tragedy. It's a triumph of imagination and good, taut writing..."
A Hostile Place
A Hostile Place (2003)
John Fullerton
"Thriller writers wake up, a talent has arrived. "
The Eagle and the Wolves
The Eagle and the Wolves (2003)
(Cato, book 4)
Simon Scarrow
"It is my fervent hope that Simon Scarrow falls under a bus, or drowns or eats a bad mushroom because I really don't need this kind of competition. It's a great read, full of excitement."
Havoc's Sword
Havoc's Sword (2003)
(Alan Lewrie, book 11)
Dewey Lambdin
"Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series."
The Four Days in June
The Four Days in June (2006)
Iain Gale
"A powerful novel of men at war. A triumph."
The Whale Road
The Whale Road (2006)
(Oathsworn, book 1)
Robert Low
"A company of warriors, desparate battles, an enthralling read."
The Winter Sea
The Winter Sea (2008)
(Slains, book 1)
Susanna Kearsley
"A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical novel. A marvellous book."
Midwife of the Blue Ridge
Midwife of the Blue Ridge (2008)
Christine Blevins
"A terrific book! A riveting tale of love, struggle, and savagery on America's colonial frontier."
Zulu Hart
Zulu Hart (2008)
(George Hart, book 1)
Saul David
"A first-rate historian, now a masterly story-teller."
Terminal World
Terminal World (2010)
Alastair Reynolds
"A galaxy-sized imagination allied to real story-telling."
Red Runs the Helmand
Red Runs the Helmand (2011)
(Anthony Morgan Trilogy, book 3)
Patrick Mercer
"A storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle."
The Scarlet Thief
The Scarlet Thief (2013)
(Jack Lark, book 1)
Paul Fraser Collard
"This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark!"
Edwin: High King of Britain
Edwin: High King of Britain (2014)
(Northumbrian Thrones, book 1)
Edoardo Albert
"A splendid novel."
Keanes Challenge
Keanes Challenge (2014)
(James Keane, book 2)
Iain Gale
"Richard Sharpe would be delighted to have Keane on his side."



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