• Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1985
ISBN 9780002214261

£350.00

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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A very good first edition, signed by the author. In a very good unclipped dust jacket.


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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

A very good first edition, signed by the author. In a very good unclipped dust jacket.


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.