Bernard Cornwell
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Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years. He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government - and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.

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    • War of the Wolf

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    While Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the End

    • By Nicole Porter on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Last Kingdom

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,979
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657

    The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series of books

    • By Joshua on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Pale Horseman

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,602
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,389
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,384

    At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Read...but NO AUTHOR'S NOTES!

    • By reball01 on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Lords of the North

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

    The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what happen to Jonathan Keeble,

    • By TmarZ on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Sword Song

    • The Battle for London
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,961
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,820
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,819

    Alfred of Wessex has survived the Danish invasions, but though he now has an uneasy truce with his enemies, fresh Viking ships are arriving to plunder and enslave the Saxons....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Ryan on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Flame Bearer

    • Saxon Tales, Book 10
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,984
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,814
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,808

    From the day it was stolen from me, I dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So so

    • By Brent on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Burning Land

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,809
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815

    In a clash of heroes,the kingdom is born.A t the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth,,,,

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • MapLady

    • By Erin on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Winter King

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

    The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might be my favorite take on Arthur

    • By Allen Young on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,838

    A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia, and East Anglia. King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cornwell gets still better!

    • By NW on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Empty Throne

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866

    Britain, early 10th century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uhtred ages gracefully

    • By Drake Zimmerman on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $30.79

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