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The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe's experiences in India, repackaged to tie in with the fantastic new Sharpe look. / Lavishly repackaged to complete the new Sharpe look and published to tie in with paperback publication of the bestselling 'Sharpe's Fury'. / 'Sharpe's Fury' sold over 100,000 copies in hardback and spent eight weeks in the top ten. / 'Sharpe's Escape' was a number one bestseller in hardback. / 'Sharpe's Escape' has sold over 75,000 hardbacks and more than 120,000 paperbacks in the UK alone. / The new television series, once again featuring the hugely popular Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, has reignited interest in the entire series and should recruit a whole new legion of fans to the books. / Competition: Allan Mallinson, Simon Scarrow, Tim Severin, Conn Iggulden
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.
Cornwell's popular Richard Sharpe novels have marched his army hero through India campaigns and Europe's Napoleonic Wars, while raising him from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. Sharpe's Tiger goes back to when Sharpe was an illiterate private in southern India in 1799. Despite Sharpe's humble station, Cornwell gives him one of his greatest adventures, making him appear to be a deserter who joins the enemy army of the Tippoo of Mysore. In this precarious position, Sharpe faces not only the danger of being exposedÄand possibly fed to tigersÄbut of being killed by his own countrymen. Throw into this mix his feud with the psychotic Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, and we have one of the most gripping and satisfying stories in the entire saga. Frederick Davidson's strong reading makes this a nearly perfect audiobook; another can't-miss acquisition for most libraries.ÄKent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Praise for Bernard Cornwell and the Sharpe series 'Cornwell describes military action brilliantly. He evokes all the sights and sounds and smells while managing to describe the fluctuations of the battle with enough vim to keep you in suspense!The Sharpe novels are wonderfully urgent and alive.' Daily Telegraph 'Cornwell has maintained a marvellously high standard throughout the series!brilliantly lucid and compellingly exciting.' Evening Standard 'Bernard Cornwell knows his man, knows how to harness his qualities to the services of good fiction, and does not miss a trick!Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph 'The insubordinate, sarcastic and oversexed Richard Sharpe returns!Cornwell delivers the usual mix of strategy and strength - classic battle scenes and plenty of fisticuffs.' Daily Mirror