The Pale Horseman, sequel to The Last Kingdom, sees Uhtred, who we are constantly reminded was born as a Saxon in Northumbria but was raised as a Dane, defying the peace that was negotiated between pious King Alfred and the Danish chieftain Guthrum.
The Last Kingdom is the first book in a series by Bernard Cornwell dedicated to telling the story of the formation of England by Alfred the Great in late 800s.
Gallows Thief is historic crime novel set in Regency London. The main character is the jauntily named Rider Sandman, a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, who is looking into the guilt or innocence of a young painter imprisoned for the murder of the Countess of Avebury.
So I got there in the end! Another trip away with work, another Sharpe book – this one sadly the
Bernard Cornwell – Sharpe’s Waterloo It’s been a long-standing habit of mine to read at least one Bernard Cornwell book
A couple of recent trips to Norway have afforded me the opportunity to pick up a couple of my Sharpe
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a long-winded tale about some historians poring over old manuscripts and letters to find