About this item
This exciting book is in great condition, it has a good and colourful DJ with just a little wear and tear on the edges, a clean text block, has not been price clipped and includes a prologue in the front as well as a historical note in the back. This book is a first edition in 1988 by Collins.
In the bitter winter of 1809 the French are winning the war in Spain. The Spanish armies are broken, and Britain's forces are retreating towards Corunna, hotly pursued by Napoleon's victorious troops.
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen, after a near disastrous encounter with a crack Regiment of French Dragoons, are cut off from the British army. Surrounded by the enemy, Sharpe is also distrusted by his men, chief among them a surly Irish Rifleman called Patrick Harper. But Sharpe is not entirely friendless; he finds an unlikely ally in a Spanish cavalry officer, Blas Vivar, and a beguiling companion in a stranded English refugee, Louisa Parker.
Major Vivar promises the Riflemen escape and safety; yet, unknown to Sharpe, the Spaniard harbours a desperate and quixotic ambition which will lead to the storming of the holy city Santiago de Compostela, and a bitter fight against overwhelming French forces; for the enemy is led by a brilliant chasseur of Napoleon's imperial guard who lays a subtle plan to destroy Vivar and Sharpe.
Sharpe's rifles takes Richard Sharpe back to the early days of the peninsular war. He is a younger officer, less certain of his authority, but already equipped with a savage determination that is tested to its limit in this story of ordeal, unequal battle and victory snatched from disaster.
- Cornwell, Bernard
- Very good
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