Sharpe's Fury

Sharpe's Fury

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man.

Gardners
Based on the real events of the winter of 1811 that led to the extraordinary victory of Barossa, the battle which saw the British capture the first French eagle of the Napoleonic Wars. This is the twenty-first novel in the bestselling series featuring Richard Sharpe.

Baker
& Taylor

When a secret group of Spaniards threatens the alliance between England and Spain in the fight against Bonaparte, Captain Richard Sharpe and his unit of British soldiers must save the alliance and foil their plans to embarrass the British.

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2006
ISBN: 9780007120154
9780060530488
0060530480
000712015X
Branch Call Number: FIC Cornwell, B 200.11 2006
Characteristics: 337 pages : maps ; 24 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

Eginton thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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