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Title:
Sharpe's siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814
ISBN:
9780792758129
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio ; North Kingstown, RI : [Distributed exclusively by] BBC Audiobooks America : [Manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2008], c2008.
Physical Description:
1 sound media player (9 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
General Note:
Audio recording by BBC Audiobooks, Ltd., produced in 1991.

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Summary:
This story continues the exploits of Richard Sharpe, a soldier who rises from the British ranks to become an officer during the Napoleonic Wars. In this episode, Sharpe goes lookingfor a regiment of replacements who exist on paper, but cannot be located physically.
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The invasion of France is under way, and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of Riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast. It is to be one of the most dangerous missions of his career. Through the incompetence of a recklessly ambitious naval commander and the machinations of his old enemy, French spymaster Pierre Ducos, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no alternative but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer -a man who has no love for the British invaders.


Author Notes

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, England, on February 23, 1944, and came to the United States in 1980. He received a B.A. from the University of London in 1967.

Cornwell served as producer of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1969-1976. After this he was head of current affairs for BBC-TV in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1979 he became editor of television news for Thames Television of London. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer. he lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

Cornwell's Sharpe series, adventure stories about a British soldier set in the Peninsula War of 1808-1814, are built on the author's interest in the Duke of Wellington's army. Titles include Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment, and Sharpe's Waterloo. The Last Kingdom series has ten books. Book ten, The Flame Bearer is on the bestsellers list. He has also written other works including Wildtrack, Killer's Wake, Sea Lord, Stormchild, Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag. His title Death of Kings made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 and In 2014 his title The Pagan Lord made the list again.

(Bowker Author Biography)