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Author Name:    CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series

Title:   Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. First American Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Viking Press, New York, 1987, ISBN:0670808660 

Seller ID:   75266

CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign,1814. (New York) : The Viking Press, (1987). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-319,(1). Illustrated with a couple of map leaves. 8vo, dark blue cloth with mustard yellow paper-covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "In the winter of 1814, Wellington's allied forces have finally established a base in enemy France, and preparations are afoot for an assault that will ensure Napoleon's defeat. For Richard Sharpe, however, the future looks as bleak as the January weather. Deprived of his command, he finds himself a minor pawn in the action, reluctantly leading a small force of Riflemen in support of a naval captain's foolish lust for glory. On the Biscay coast stands a formidable but virtually unguarded fort, ideally suited as a landing ground for the British invasion. Sharpe's task is to assist in the capture of the fort, and tolead a foray into the French interior to wreak havoc on Napoleon's supply lines. But behind the lines an old and implacable enemy, Pierre Ducos, is spinning a deadly web of his own, and Sharpe gets caught in it. Abandoned inthe heart of the enemy's country, Sharpe and his small force face overwhel ming odds. In such circumstances, a man must look for help wherever he can find it - even if it takes the dubious form of a charming and unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, who has his own good reasons for taking a hand in the game..." - from the dj. Minor bumping to tail of spine, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 200.00


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