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Sharpe's Escape By Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Escape by Bernard Cornwell

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Summary

The twentieth instalment in the bestselling Sharpe series.

Sharpe's Escape Summary

Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10) by Bernard Cornwell

The twentieth instalment in the bestselling Sharpe series.

It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington's orders, and captain Richard Sharpe.

But Sharpe is in trouble. His job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Sharpe, discarded by his regiment, wages a private war against Ferragus - a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal's ancient university city. Sharpe's enemies are numerous but on his side he has Sergeant Patrick Harper, the Portuguese officer Jorge Vincent and a prickly English governess, whose first aim is to clean up Sharpe's language.

Sharpe's Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena's crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

This is a classic Sharpe novel, with Richard Sharpe in his finest form reunited with Patrick Harper, and facing enemies on every side.

Sharpe's Escape Reviews

`The Richard Sharpe novels are notable for their wonderfully astringent view of history. Sharpe is a man first and a patriot second: he is as likely to pick a fight with one of his own side as charge blindly towards the enemy.' Sunday Telegraph

`No one is better than Bernard Cornwell in describing battles large and small, howitzer fire, cavalry charges or bayonet attacks.' Evening Standard

About Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a 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.

Additional information

GOR000970833
Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 10) by Bernard Cornwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-11-01
448
0007120141
9780007120147
N/A
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