Cornwell brings back Sharpe after 15 years

Cornwell brings back Sharpe after 15 years

Bernard Cornwell is bringing back his famous Richard Sharpe character after 15 years' absence, for a new adventure with HarperCollins this autumn.

The publication of Sharpe's Assassin on 30th September will also mark the 40th anniversary of the brilliant but wayward soldier's inaugural appearance, in 1981's Sharpe's Eagle (Harper).

HarperCollins, which has world English-language rights for the title in an existing deal, said the new book will take the reader on “an historical escapade” with Sharpe after he survives the battlefields of Waterloo.

Cornwell said: “It is a pleasure for me to ...

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