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CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 . (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-277,(3). Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputationas a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly forme d Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian Ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe's is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful. Sharpe also has friends, notably a captain in the Royal Navy who is hunting the Revenant and who rescues Sharpe when all seems lost. The hunt turns into a stern chase as teh French warship races home, carrying a treaty that could ignite India into a new war against the British. Yet when the Revenant encounters the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cadiz it seems that Sharpe'senemies have found safety, even as his enemies on board appear to have him trapped. Yet over the horizon is another fleet, led by Nelson, and Sharpe' s revenge will come in a savage climax when the two armadas meet on a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 50.00
Title: Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October1805. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 2000, ISBN:0002258749:
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