Sharpe's Regiment

Sharpe's Regiment

Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November, 1813

Book - 2001
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Penguin Putnam
“Apart from the rousing battle scenes, the author is at his best, evoking a long-gone era through clever detail.”—The New York Times Book Review

A corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment – and to destroy Major Richard Sharpe. 

Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London on the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. 

“A ripping yarn.”—The Washington Post

“Consistently exciting . . . these are wonderful novels.”—Stephen King

Baker & Taylor
With the Duke of Wellington set to invade France, Major Richard Sharpe finds himself without a regiment, and disguising himself as a new recruit, uncovers in England a web of treachery and corruption.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001, c1986
ISBN: 9780140294361
0140294368
Branch Call Number: FICTION CORNWELL
FICTION CORNWELL
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 20 cm

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chester73
Jul 23, 2013

I have been working my way through the sharpe series, and this book is my favorite as an story unto itself. Taken as a part of a much greater work it has everything you expect out of a cornwell book. But I found it most intriguing and the most fun to read since I picked up the very first of them.

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kyleprince
Apr 17, 2012

1813: Major Richard Sharpe And Seargent Patrick Harper go head on once more with Sir Henry Simmerson to stop a crimping scheme that is depriving the South Essex regiment of new recruits for the invasion of France. They also must go head on with a cowardly disciplinarian colonel, a ferocious drill seargent and a scheming peer in Horseguards. Sharpe fakes his own death, survives the swamps of essex survives a court of inquiry and marries Simmerson's niece Jane Gibbons. At the same time making the South Essex the prince of Wales Own. The movie was better yet the book has more detail regarding recruitment and training of soldiers during the Napleonic age. 5 Gold stars as always to Bernard Cornwell.

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