Sharpe's Fury

Sharpe's Fury

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Book - 2006
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The long-awaited twenty-first novel in the number one bestselling series featuring Richard Sharpe.A welcome return to Richard Sharpe finds him fighting his old enemies, the French, at the extraordinary battle of Barossa in 1811.Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cadiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador - who happens to be Wellington's brother - from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British Spanish, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers and spies. Sharpe's mission - complicated, undercover and political - turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent. It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the battle of Barossa where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat the overwhelmingly stronger French force.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2006
ISBN: 9780007120154
000712015X
9780007120161
9780007452941
Characteristics: 407 p. : map ; 25 cm

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peter_leitch
Jun 15, 2014

and when you have read all the books, try out the videos. they are a treat!

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PatrickT
Dec 01, 2012

One of the better books in the series. The battle scenes are well handled.

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zipread
Aug 27, 2010

Sharpe’s Fury. The British and their feckless allies, the Spanish, attempt to contain Napoleon’s French troops in this work of historical fiction. As usual, their’s skullduggery, bloodshed, violence, gore and deceit. All of this plus, what passes for a happy ending --- or hero lives --- he’s got to, to fight for another day.
This might be a good time to tell you about Bernard Cornwell’s web site: http://www.bernardcornwell.net/ Or you might check out the reviews at Amazon.com/Sharpe’s Fury. Or you might just want to jump in there and get reading.
If this is your first reading of Cornwell’s books --- you’ve got an exciting treat coming up.

Be warned, I’ve found that after reading a few of the Sharpe novels that I’ve developed an urge to investigate further into the Napoleonic Wars. But enough about that for now.

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Jan 22, 2012

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