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Sharpe's Prey Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Prey By Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Prey by Bernard Cornwell


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The eighteenth novel in this bestselling adventure series takes Richard Sharpe to battle in Copenhagen.

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Sharpe's Prey by Bernard Cornwell

The eighteenth novel in this bestselling adventure series takes Richard Sharpe to battle in Copenhagen. It is 1807 and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe, recently returned to England, is offered a new job: go to Copenhagen, help the Honourable John Lavisser deliver a bribe, and so stop a war. It seems very easy. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. The Danes possess a battle fleet that could replace every warship the French lost at Trafalgar and Napoleon's forces are gathering to take it. The British must stop them. Sharpe is ordered to protect Lavisser against the French agents who infest the Danish capital. It is a shadow war of spies and brutality in which Sharpe is a sacrificial pawn. But sometimes pawns can change the game and Sharpe, when he discovers a traitor in their midst, makes his own rules. As the Danish army attempts to raise the British siege, it is met by Sir Arthur Wellesley with a force of redcoats and riflemen. Copenhagen is doomed. In nights of merciless British bombardment, Sharpe must protect a woman, hunt his traitor and stay alive.

Sharpe's Prey Reviews

'The novel has plenty of action sequences, plenty of well-researched historical titbits, but the true glory of the Sharpe books lies in their characterisation.' Sunday Telegraph 'All the perfect ingredients for an action-packed and page-turning read.' The Times 'What a very fine writer Mr Cornwell has become.' The Economist

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.

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CIN001342856
9780007235155
0007235151
Sharpe's Prey by Bernard Cornwell
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