The Sharpe Companion: A Detailed Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell’s Bestselling Series of Sharpe Novels by Mark Adkin

The Sharpe Companion: A Detailed Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell’s Bestselling Series of Sharpe Novels by Mark Adkin newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!HarperCollins, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains a glossary of terms. Signed by the author on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: The Sharpe Companion is an indispensable literary guide to the bestselling series of novels by Bernard Cornwell.

The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through fifteen novels and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo. Latterly, his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwells bestselling series. A number of acclaimed television films, starring Sean Bean, have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience.

Mark Adkin is a highly respected, military historian and former soldier, as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels. In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series. Organised by individual novel to allow for easy reference and with a complete glossary of characters, both real and fictional, included for quick reminders, The Sharpe Companion can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote, that it provides. Beautifully illustrated, complete, with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in, The Sharpe Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe, a must for every student of military history of Sharpe.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 322 pages. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¾”.

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