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4/23/07 12:24 PM
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Subadie
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Edited: 23-Apr-07
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16 down 5 to go - good thing they're short
4/23/07 1:33 PM
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Lymond
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Edited: 23-Apr-07
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LOL, I think I got about 11 in and then just couldn't take any more. Enjoyable but they started to blend together too much in my head. Just started Cornwell's series on Alfred the Great, good stuff thus far.
4/24/07 5:59 AM
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Edited: 24-Apr-07
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"Just started Cornwell's series on Alfred the Great, good stuff thus far." Good series - waiting for book 4.....
4/24/07 12:07 PM
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Lymond
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Ok, I'm an f'ing idiot. I didn't know Conan Doyle wrote an army novel set in Napoleonic times. *runs to book store
4/24/07 1:24 PM
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Edited: 24-Apr-07
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The Alfred the Great ones are what got me started. Really good - I think my favorite of all the Cornwell series Now, I've just started the Nate Starbuck novels before finishing the Sharpe series. I am trying the Patrick O'Brien novels set in Napoleonic times but cant quite get into them.
5/28/07 3:22 PM
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Edited: 28-May-07
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Over the hills and far away, through Flanders, Portugal and Spain.. I think its 8 I've read, just going to start Sharpes's fury after I've read this biography of Harry Greb. Has anyone seen the Sharpe films?
7/1/07 2:10 PM
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twunt
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Edited: 01-Jul-07
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I have the DVD box set, good stuff. Also, the guy who plays Hagman and sings the song you quoted is a friend of a friend
7/3/07 10:09 PM
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RedDragonUK
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Edited: 03-Jul-07
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The tv series is one of the best ever made imo...wait what am I doing in the book ground?
7/6/07 9:50 PM
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Edited: 06-Jul-07
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Cornwell is a natural born storyteller and he does what he is supposed to do, tell stories! He also had the good sense to flee England at the first opportunity.
7/11/07 8:16 PM
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RedDragonUK
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"He also had the good sense to flee England at the first opportunity." Now listen here sunshine thats no way to talk about the mother country you should be ashamed of yourself. He obviously left because he had to for some reason...maybe her Majesty told him to,yes thats it.
7/11/07 9:43 PM
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Edited: 11-Jul-07
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RDUK, My mother country is to the West of Jolly Ol' England, it's where 4 Noble Prize winners in Literature hail from (there could easy be 4 more, however, decorum demands moderation, even regarding merit) and the grass grows the greenest. Music fills the pubs and conversation the air. The people who dwell there turned literature into a cottage industry, but what do ye expec from the race of poets and Kings? England forever, but Ireland for a wee bit longer!
12/19/07 1:54 AM
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Andy Cotterill
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Edited: 19-Dec-07
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I never read the books either, but the TV series with Sean Bean was awesome!
4/17/08 7:53 AM
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Edited: Apr 17 2008 12:00A
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I just finished "The Archer's Tale" and thought it was great...haven't read the Sharpe books yet.
4/17/08 11:29 AM
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Crazy Zimmerman
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Edited: Apr 17 2008 12:00A
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I read a couple of them, and they were pretty good. Don't think I could do the whole series tho.
5/12/08 11:57 AM
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I like Cornwell's stuff, mostly the non-sharpe books. Just got a copy of the fourth Alfred book so I'll give that a go soon.
5/17/08 7:20 PM
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Just started on these. Doing them chronologically. Started with Sharpe's Tiger in India. Already came in handy. Was watching some posh quiz on telly last week, and the answer to one of the questions was the Tippoo!.

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