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CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Honour : Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 . London [and Toronto]: Collins, 1985. First Canadian Printing, printed in the US from the UK sheets (no price on dj). Pp. (2),-320,(2). With a map leaf. 8vo, white cloth spine with brown paper- covered boards, copper-coloured lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "The war in Spain is drawing to a triumphant close for Wellington and the forces allied against the French, but in the winter of 1813 Napoleon's guileful intelligence agent, Pierre Ducos, conceives a devious plan that could force Wellington's army out of Spain without amusket being fired. That plot will hatch in the spring, and it will involv e a midnight murder, a shrewd priest of the Inquisition and his monstrous brother, the exiled King of Spain, and fabulous fortune of a widowed whore. The intention of the gambit is to destroy the fragile alliance between Britain and Spain, and its essential pawn will be Major Richard Sharpe, whose ignominious death would give Ducos a fine taste of personal revenge. Condemned as an assassin and sentenced by his own superiors to death by public hanging, Sharpe comes, apparently, to the end of the bloody and glorious career that began in the ranks so many years ago. [...] If he must die, he will die a soldier's death..." - from the dj. A couple of faint soiled spots to top edge, else very good in lightly chipped (rear-panel, bottom edge) dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Sharpe's Honour : Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Collins, London and Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0002516454:
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