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Sharpe's Fortress By Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Fortress
by Bernard Cornwell

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It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in Western India. Ensign Richard Sharpe is sent to the army's baggage train and there he finds corruption, romance, treason and enemies old and new.
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Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe, just promoted to an officer, faces his toughest battle. It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made into an officer and wishing he had stayed a sergeant. Spurned by his new regiment, he is sent to the army's baggage train and there finds corruption, romance, treason and enemies old and new. Sergeant Hakeswill wants Sharpe dead, and Hakeswill has powerful friends while Sharpe has only an orphaned Arab boy as his ally. And waiting with the cornered Mahrattas is another enemy, the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who does not envisage defeat, but only a glorious triumph. For the Mahrattas have taken refuge in Gawilghur, the greatest stronghold of India, perched high on its cliffs above the Deccan Plain. Who rules in Gawilghur, it is said, rules India, and Dodd knows that the fortress is impregnable. There, behind its double walls, in the towering twin forts, Sharpe must face his enemies in what will prove to be Wellesley's last battle on Indian soil.

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About Bernard Cornwell


Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

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GOR010504390
Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
Used - Like New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-03-01
304
0002256312
9780002256315
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.