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Sharpe's fortress

Sharpe's fortress

Cornwell, Bernard; McGann, Paul

The 3rd and final novel of Sharpe's exploits in India finds him confronting not only Indians and French, but enemies from within Wellesley's forces and a wily English renegade by the name of William Dodd

CD, CD, Audiobook. English. Audiobooks. War stories.
Abridged ed.
Published London: HarperCollinsAudio, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN: 000726190X, 9780007261901
Note: Compact discs.
Performers: Read by Paul McGann.
Physical Description: 3 sound discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: India History 19th century Fiction.; Soldiers Fiction.; Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Great Britain. Army History Fiction.

Author note

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

Description

Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger.

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.

An act of treachery by Sharpe's old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger, and leads him to the horror of the impregnable Gawilghur's ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.

Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Reviews

'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