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Released January 1, 1999
ISBN 9780002256315

£80.00

Sharpe, just promoted to an officer, faces his toughest battle.


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.

Book Condition & Notes

Slight black speckling to bottom of page block. In a near-fine dust jacket with some brusing along the edges and some minor surface markings to the covers.


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Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell is the most successful author of historical fiction of recent years. He is the author of several bestselling historical series, including his novels featuring rifleman Richard Sharpe set during the Napoleonic Wars and The Last Kingdom books set in Anglo-Saxon England, both of which have been adapted into major television series.

Bernard has also turned his hand to non-fiction, with his account of the Battle of Waterloo also a bestseller. Waterloo was sold worldwide, even in France.

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Book Condition & Notes

Slight black speckling to bottom of page block. In a near-fine dust jacket with some brusing along the edges and some minor surface markings to the covers.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.