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  Author Bernard Cornwell interviewed by Christopher Seufert
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944, an illegitimate ‘war baby’ whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
Bernard Cornwell: I'm a success inasmuch that I enjoy my life, which is an enormous blessing and that doesn't depend on commercial success (though I wouldn't be such a fool as to deny that it helps).
Bernard Cornwell's January, 2006 release was The Pale Horseman.
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  Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell is a British author whose novels have historical subjects.
Born in London in 1944, his father was a Canadian airman; his mother English, a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Cornwell has also written the Starbuck Chronicles, four novels set during the American Civil War; and the three Warlord Chronicles dealing with Arthurian England.
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 Introduction: Bernard Cornwell's The Winter King - Editor
Bernard Cornwell's The Winter King, this month's featured book, tends to follow in the tradition of twelfth-century historian Geoffrey of Monmouth, stripping away the more-romantic aspects while emphasizing, instead, the historical background--a Britain under siege by foreign invaders and torn by civil strife.
Cornwell, a prolific writer and former BBC journalist, is perhaps better known as the creator of the best-selling Richard Sharpe adventure series and the Masterpiece Theatre drama on which it is based.
Cornwell has said in an interview that his book is not about warfare but...
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 Bernard Cornwell Photos - Bernard Cornwell News - Bernard Cornwell Information
Bernard Cornwell, best known as the author of the Sharpe novels, is a prolific writer of historical fiction.
Cornwell was awarded an OBE (Officer, Order of the British Empire) in 2006, as per the Queen's Birthday Honours List, "in recognition of his contributions to literature and his furtherence of British culture abroad." (edit)
Bernard Cornwell: (about the character Sharpe) You can put Sharpe up against 10,000 French men, and he's not going to be that scared, but put him up against a pretty woman, and he's terrified.
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 Amazon.ca: Harlequin: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cornwell has been down this path many times before, and he's a consummate pro when it comes to plying the tried-and-true combination of heroic characters; a fast-moving, action-packed plot; and enough twists and turns to keep the narrative from lapsing into formula.
Bernard Cornwell (the Richard Sharpe series, the Starbuck series) is a master of historical fiction, and "The Archer's Tale" is his first foray into the early years of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
Cornwell does not shy away from the consequences to the elderly, to women, and to children if their defenders lose to the foe, whose army is more likely to be made up of murderers and rapists than heirs of the Knights of the Round Table.
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 SFBookcase.com - Author Bernard Cornwell's Biography,Bibliography,Novels,Short Stories,Related Websites - Reference of ...
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years.
Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.
www.sfbookcase.com /author.asp?forename=Bernard&surname=Cornwell   (298 words)

  
 Bernard Cornwell on the Paula Gordon Show
Cornwell's elegant braid is that he loves to write, finds in the process the same joy of discovery that he seeks to share with his reader.
Bernard Cornwell places King Alfred, his family, the Saxon English and invading Danes in time, chooses Stonehenge as the tap root of British history and tells Paula Gordon and Bill Russell why the Arthurian myth now belongs to the world.
Cornwell is impatient when writers complain about writing, describes the joy he finds in the work and recalls his own good fortune in becoming a writer and storyteller.
www.paulagordon.com /shows/cornwell   (1093 words)

  
 British Honor Noted Author Bernard Cornwell
HM The Queen has awarded Bernard Cornwell, noted author, an Officer, Order fo the British Empire, in recognition of his contributions to literature and the furtherance of British culture abroad.
Cornwell is an internationally renowned author of historical novels.
Bernard Cornwell, born in London in 1944, grew up in Essex, graduated from London University in 1966.
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 Anonymous - The Boston Globe
Bernard Cornwell may be a prolific, best-selling author, but he's still trying to make a name for himself here
Cornwell is a celebrity in his native England and almost as famous in Brazil and Japan.
Earlier this year, Cornwell and his wife visited the Portuguese town of Barossa, one of the few places where Lord Wellington and Richard Sharpe have not yet battled the ''garlic-eating slime" -- that would be the French -- on the Iberian peninsula.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2004/12/23/anonymous   (1202 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Bernard Cornwell
Bio: Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, the American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale.
From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, hailed as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brien,"* comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Chronicles: the story of the birth of England as the Saxons struggle to repel the Danish invaders.
From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today," comes a saga of blood, rage, fidelity, and betrayal that brings to center stage King Alfred the Great, one of the most crucial (but oft-forgotten) figures in English history.
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 Grail Quest: Harlequin - Bernard Cornwell - Review - Blood and Archers.
Just to put Mr Cornwell in context, before he became a best selling novelist his career was TV, as a producer on current affairs programmes, such as Nationwide and Thames at Six; despite being British, he is one of those defectors and now lives across the pond in the United States.
Cornwell writes solely historical fiction, by that I mean he sets his books, not in the present or future, but in the past, usually around events that have made an historical impact.
Cornwell writes with a tight style and a skill for fast paced story telling, but despite the pace of the story, there was far too much emphasis on the battle and the equipment and not enough on the characters themselves.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/grail-quest-harlequin-bernard-cornwell/308137   (1086 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Fortress--the stunning successor to Sharpe's Tiger and Sharpe's Triumph marks Richard Sharpe's explosive, unforgettable, final adventure in India.
Bernard Cornwell's masterful characters and sweeping historical novels provide a marvelous mixture of fact and fiction that are characterized by.
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Saxon Novels, which began with The Last Kingdom; the Richard Sharpe novels; the Grail Quest series; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles; the Warlord Trilogy; and many other novels, including Stonehenge and Gallows Thief.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9780061012716-1   (557 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : The Last Kingdom: Livres en anglais: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cornwell’s protagonist is Uhtred, caught in the conflict between the Danes and the English in the ninth century.
Bestseller Cornwell leaps back a millennium from his Richard Sharpe series to tell of the consolidation of England in the late ninth century and the role played by a young (fictional) warrior-in-training who's at the center of the war between Christian Englishmen and the pagan Danes.
Cornwell liberally feeds readers history and nuggets of battle data and customs, with Uhtred's first-person wonderment spinning all into a colorful journey of (self-)discovery.
www.amazon.fr /Last-Kingdom-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0060530510   (732 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Sharpe's Escape: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Bernard Cornwell fans know what to expect: vivid scene-setting and pithy historical detail (never artificially freighted in, always comfortably ensconced), exhilarating action set-pieces, and (riding above it all) the larger-than-life figure of Richard Sharpe, realised with real bravura.
Cornwell was always writing other books at the same time including the excellent Redcoat aas well as the nautical thrillers.
What follows is vintage Cornwell, as he simultaneously describes the large-scale fight of the Battle of Busaco, as well as the small-scale defense of the farm by the vastly outnumbered Light Company.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sharpes-Escape-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0007120133   (1707 words)

  
 CONNECT - eBooks - Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years.
Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Last Kingdom: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
All of the customary Cornwell virtues are fully on display here.--Barry Forshaw --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Part of the reason for this is because Cornwell has Uhtred himself telling the story as an older man - which leads the reader to wonder how much of this old man's yarns you should really believe or how much his memory has been distorted with passage of time.
Bernard Cornwell is back to his brilliant best after what I thought a slight stutter with Stonehenge.
www.amazon.co.uk /Last-Kingdom-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0007149913   (2083 words)

  
 Interview | Bernard Cornwell
Cornwell's books don't seem formulaic: despite his protestations that they are.
In a Cornwell novel, ships sink, battalions end up bloody and revenge is sweet, especially when served cold.
Bernard Cornwell was born in England but has made his home in the United States since the late 1970s.
www.januarymagazine.com /profiles/bcornwell.html   (3604 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Stonehenge: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cornwell's portrayal of life and death in ancient Britain is graphic, gritty and riveting.
Cornwell is best known for his novels about modern military heroes stories that make for nearly perfect audiobook listening.
Bernard Cornwell is a master of the historical novel, regardless of the era he tells of.
www.amazon.com /Stonehenge-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0061091944   (1671 words)

  
 Amazon.de: The Last Kingdom.: English Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Bernard Cornwell lernte ich schon lieben, als ich seine Artustrilogie verschlang.
Bernard Cornwell ist unter den Verfassern von leicht zu konsumierenden Historienschmökern eine Ausnahmeerscheinung - auch auf internationalem Parkett.
....from this historical background Bernard Cornwell develops his story about the second germanic invasion of the Britannia, that was called "Lloeggyr" (the lost Land) by the celtic-roman people, who had been driven out of it to Wales and Cornwall.
www.amazon.de /Last-Kingdom-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0007149913   (2466 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Sharpe's Company: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Despite the changes (yes, I know Cornwell wrote the Peninsular War series first!), this was an extremely enjoyable book and I found myself actually yelling at the pages for Sharpe to succeed.
Cornwell excels at imparting the technical and murderous side of siege warfare at the time, while remaining entertaining.
For Sharpe, the storming of the fortress is a test of his courage and pride, a point which Cornwell hammers home almost to the point of parody.
www.amazon.ca /Sharpes-Company-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0006165737   (965 words)

  
 Review on Harlequin - Bernard Cornwell by Daisybelle - MouthShut.com
This is a piece of genuine history (As is most of the story) that it was nice to grips with, and the events leading up to it along with the terrible mistakes made by the French, who had overwhelming odds on their side, are told with clarity and skill.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, Cornwell is nowhere near as good at conveying the horror of battle, the technicalities of the equipment and the sheer bloodiness as my best read of late, Mary Gentle in her epic novel, Ash.
You can tell indisputably that her work has been painstaking, whereas Cornwell is a pale second, almost a churner, next to her.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Harlequin_-_Bernard_Cornwell-13878-1-rating-4.html   (1107 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Sharpe's Fortress: Livres en anglais: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 de Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe's Fortress is the 17th in Bernard Cornwell's series starring this colonial British soldier who has risen in the ranks despite blunders and misadventures, not to mention his own suspicions of the men around him.
Cornwell's hero is an honest soldier, and also a pragmatic one.
www.amazon.fr /Sharpes-Fortress-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0006510310   (686 words)

  
 Powell's Books - The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell's The Pale Horseman, like The Last Kingdom, is rooted in the real history of Anglo-Saxon England.
"[Cornwell] has a flair for choosing from the trove of facts and turning them into the brushstrokes that make the picture seem very real....The Pale Horseman is a nice addition to your bedside table for late-night reading."
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Saxon Chronicles, which began with The Last Kingdom and continued with The Pale Horseman; the Richard Sharpe novels; the Grail Quest series; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles; the Warlord Trilogy; and many other works of fiction, including Stonehenge and Gallows Thief.
www.powells.com /biblio/9780061144837   (847 words)

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