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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    • The Last Kingdom

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,265
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,943
    • Story
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    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

    • War of the Wolf

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 778
    • Story
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    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 Pale Horseman

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,738
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,521
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,513

    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 2,636
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

    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

    • Agincourt

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014

    Bernard Cornwell tackles his richest, most thrilling subject: the heroic tale of Agincourt....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What is WITH that music?

    • By Lois on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Death of Kings

    • Saxon Tales, Book 6
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

    The fate of a new nation rests in the hands of a reluctant warrior in this thrilling sixth volume in the acclaimed New York Times best-selling Saxon Tales series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Cornwell. Hate this reader

    • By Bill on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Pagan Lord

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

    At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, BUT, Not The End! Grrrr.. LOL

    • By G.Monie on 01-10-14

    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 2,257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,885
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

    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
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    • By Erin on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 2,044
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,898
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,897

    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 Winter King

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558

    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

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