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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1987
ISBN 9780002214315

£200.00

Richard Sharpe, abandoned in enemy territory, has to trust in assistance from a hostile American privateer.


The invasion of France is under way and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast – one of the most dangerous missions of his career.


Through the reckless incompetence of a naval commander, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no choice but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer – a man who has no love for the British invaders.


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

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom of spine and some light impressions to edges of boards. Some light yellowing to page block, and some browning to top of page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light bruising to edges.


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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

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom of spine and some light impressions to edges of boards. Some light yellowing to page block, and some browning to top of page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light bruising to edges.


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.