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    DescriptionRichard Sharpe, with enemies on every side, survives Marshall Massena,s attack and ends at the lines of Torres Vedras. Sharpe,s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus - a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal,s ancient university city. Sharpe,s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena,s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.


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    Title
    Sharpe's Escape
    Subtitle
    The Bussaco Campaign, 1810
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007452934
    ISBN 10: 0007452934
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FJH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18, CULT/WEUROP
    Ingram Subject Code: FD
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC002000, FIC014000, FIC020000
    DC23: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FJMC
    Thema V1.0: FV, FJM
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.
    Review quote
    'Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph 'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail 'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer 'The best battle scenes of any writer I,ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive., George R.R. Martin