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Publisher's Summary

Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs.The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around - a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe, who has stolen his woman.

Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

©1981 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Sharpe and his creator are national treasures." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation." (Daily Mail)
"Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched." (Observer)
"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive." (George R.R. Martin)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-2016

Sharpest gold

Another great read by Mr Corwell. I felt some of the chapters were a bit of a specie filler but over all it is dam good read.

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  • t
  • 02-11-2020

Remarkable stuff as always

A less expensive book somehow, less notable side characters, yet no less engrossing than the others. There is no great battle, but the climax is no less affecting. Classic Sharpe, classic Cromwell.

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  • 17-09-2020

Brilliant

Captures your attention from Start to finish Well Read Entertaining Easy to switch off to the world

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  • Duncan Connell
  • 11-08-2020

Good story and different from the show

another great edition to the sharpe series. this one is quite good if your a fan of the show, as the episode and book are very different.

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  • qwerty
  • 15-01-2020

Another Adventure

Pulp fiction or mills and boon for men. Usual ripping yarn. Looking forward to hearing the next.

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  • GS
  • 04-09-2019

good - found it a little drawn out at times

after the excellent Sharpe's Eagle, i found this one a little dull at times - only really recovering in the last quarter of the book. i did enjoy it overall, and it hasnt put me off continuing with Sharpe

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  • Mr. Anthony Mosley
  • 27-08-2019

jolly romp as always

all ways a good listen good boys own stuff , not my favourite of the series , a couple of plot twists that stretched the imagination a little too far , Rupert Farley is very good however he shouldnt do women they all sound like les dawson carrying on and Sharpes accent is thick as a yard of lard ....other than that beautifully read.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 15-12-2017

Theresa

In the books this is where we meet Theresa, Sharpes tv love. But the story is more, greed, desperation, fight and flight, and a decision of huge morality. Expertly written, each chapter leading to more intensity. Richard Sharpe is a great hero, but he has friends willing to follow him, and from theses characters we learn snippets of history which show the detailed research taken before writing even starts.This then shows why Cornwell has been the master of historical fiction for nearly half a century.

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  • William Lamb
  • 28-12-2016

Another classic

You always know with Cornwell what you are going to get. This is Cornwell at his best. Dig in!

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  • Eileen
  • 15-10-2016

Sharpe's Gold

Great story with admiral research. Must say the ending sagged somewhat. Didn't like the bed hopping part. It made Sharpe somewhat shallow. Overall it was a good and interesting story

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