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CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Battle : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811. (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (1995). First UK Printing. Pp. -304. Illustrated with maps. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "This eagerly awaited new novel in the Sharpe series takes Richard Sharpe and his company back to the spring of 1811 and one of the bitterest battles of the Peninsular War, a battle on which all British hopes of victory in Spain will depend. Sharpe is given responsibility for an Irish battalion of the King of Spain's household guard, ceremonial troops who are poorly equipped and untrained for battle. While quartered in the crumbling fort of San Isidro, they are attacked by the Loup Brigade, an elite French unit commandedby the formidable Brigadier General Guy Loup. Sharpe has already clashed o nce with Loup, and the Frenchman has sworn that he will have his revenge. Sharpe finds himself used as a pawn in a game of political expediency, and after Loup's attack, he is faced with the ruin of his career and reputation.With thousands of French troops massing at a tiny village nearby, Sharpe's only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. To save his honour, he must lead his men to glory on the blood-glutted streets of Fuentes de Oñoro." - from the dj. As far as chronological order is concerned in the Sharpe series, this is the fourth volume. Very small bump to top edge, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacketj. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 150.00
Title: Sharpe's Battle : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 1995, ISBN:0002243075:
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