Monday, 9 March 2009

Review – Bernard CORNWELL – “Sharpe’s Regiment’

Publ: 1986
My own
ISBN: 0 00 617452 3
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 350p
Continuing the series
Rating: ***** ***

What led you to pick up this book?
Continuing the series. (Actually this is slightly out of sequence because I hadn’t got the next two – Sharpe’s Enemy and Sharpe’s Honour – to hand.)

Describe the plot without giving anything away.
Sub-titled “Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813”, this takes Sharpe – now a Major of the Light Company of the South Essex into a fight against the bureaucrats and high profile politicians who are abusing the system to deprive his men in Spain of a relief battalion. Sharpe’s brings his battle across the marshes of Foulness and into Hyde Park in front of the Prince Regent.

What did you think of the characters?
Typical Cornwell characters...

What did you think about the style?
See all my previous reviews – One of Cornwell’s attractions is his easy to read style.

What did you like most about the book?
The novelty of Sharpe and Harper taking off their uniforms and allowing themselves to be recruited back into the army.

Was there anything you didn't like about the book?

Thoughts on the book jacket / cover.
Typical wonderful artwork. This time it is from The Girl I Left Behind Me by Charles Green.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, to all Sharpe fans and readers of historical fiction or students of the Napoleonic Wars.

– see ‘Sharpe’s Havoc’

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