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Sharpe's Devil

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollins (1992)

Five years after the Battle of Waterloo, Sharpe’s peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands – a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth.

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Sharpe's Eagle

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: Fontana (1981)

Richard Sharpe, bold, professional and ruthless, goes to war. Once a private, he now leads his men into action in the bloodiest battle of the war. The danger is as great from his enemies on his own side as from those across the battlefield. But through treachery and gunsmoke, through swordfight and bloody warfare, Sharpe saves his own life and the honour of the regiment.

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Sharpe's Enemy

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers (2012)

Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive. Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man – the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe’s mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory. Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa – a woman with her own secrets to conceal… 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.

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Sharpe's Escape

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollins (2004)

It is the late summer of 1810 and the French mount their third and most threatening invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe, with his company of redcoats and riflemen, meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco where, despite a stunning victory, the French are not stopped. Sharpe’s Escape slots between Sharpe’s Gold and Sharpe’s Battle.

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Sharpe's Fortress

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollins (1999)

It is December, 1803, and Richard Sharpe is now an officer in Sir Arthur Wellesley's army that is seeking to end the Mahratta War. Sharpe, just risen from the ranks, discovers that his fellow-officials are not welcoming. Unsure of his authority and uncomfortable in the mess, he is failing, and his failure seems assured When he is relegated to a tedious job in the baggage train. There Sharpe discovers a treason has been conjured up by his oldest and worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, but in uncovering this Sharpe finds himself alone and under dreadful threat. He falls back on his fighting ability to regain his confidence and his treasure, the jewels of the Tippoo Sultan, which have been stolen from him. The search for revenge on the men who robbed him takes him to Gawilghur, the fortress in the sky, the last refuge of a desperate enemy. Gawilghur has never fallen to assault, and bolstering its defences is the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who escaped from Sharpe in Sharpe's Triumph. The fortress, poised high above the Deccan Plain, seems impregnable, and contains a trap for its attackers...

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Sharpe's Fury

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollins (2006)

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Sharpe's Gold

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: Harper (2012)

Captain Sharpe’s task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs. The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around –a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman. 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.

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Sharpe's Havoc

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollins (2003)

The latest book in the brilliant, bestselling Sharpe series brings Sharpe to Portugal, and reunites him with Harper. It is 1809 and Lieutenant Sharpe, who belongs to a small British army that has a precarious foothold in Portugal, is sent to look for Kate Savage, the daughter of an English wine shipper. But before he can discover the missing girl, the French onslaught on Portugal begins and the city of Oporto falls. Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, he has his riflemen and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer. Together, they have to find the missing girl and extricate themselves from the entanglements cast by Colonel Christopher, a mysterious Englishman who has his own ideas on how the French can be ejected from Portugal.

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Sharpe's Honour

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: Harper Collins (2012)

Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army’s campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain – an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared. 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

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Sharpe's Prey

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Sharpe

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers (2011)

BE PREPARED FOR SCENES OF GREAT ACTION & HEROICS The anger was livid now. ‘Remember whipping me?’ he asked. ‘Whipping me till the blood ran? I remember, Jem. That’s why I came back.’ ‘Listen, lad.’ ‘Don’t you bloody lad me,’ Sharpe said. ‘I’m grown now, Jem. I’m a soldier, Jem, an officer, and I’ve learned to kill.’ RICHARD SHARPE Soldier, hero, rogue – 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.

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