Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution – told from the redcoat’s point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the. From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat Philadelphia in is a city at war – not just between American troops. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

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Cornwell and wife Judy co-wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym “Susannah Kells”.

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

Yet the true battle has dedcoat just begun. One thing that chuffs me about Cornwell’s storiesI’ve noted it in other books I’ve read by him as wellis that the female love interests can’t just be plain or regular pretty, they’re all bestowed with astounding physical beauty that nears perfection.

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Cornwell’s latest series focuses on the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of WessexEngland during the 9th-century reign of Alfred the Greathis fierce opposition to the Redcoaat and his determination to unite England as one country.

Works by Bernard Cornwell. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a different prospective and learning about an interesting and pivotal time period.


Cornwell wrote two books a year for a long time, slowing to one book per year in his sixties. Another awesome book by one of if not my favorite author of all time!

That element of war was not part of our history classes. There were no exceptions made and there were some deaths that caught be by surprise.

I found this book to be very slow and hard going. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

If you are, expect some annoying and even jarring moments. Historical fiction is how I prefer to get my history, and Cornwell does a great job of working in the minute details of the time and place to make that piece of history come alive for me. A good ending, but took a VERY long time getting there! Their enlistments have brought them to the thick of bloody guerrilla warfare in the American colonies. Redcoat had its flashes of battle–and they were great.

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is an unusual novel because it tells a story of the american revolution, primarily from the british perspective. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die. Sharpe’s Battle takes codnwell during the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro.

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How can this bad title be fixed in Goodreads? Feb 19, John Reas rated it really liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I really enjoyed how the characters changed and developed throughout the story.



With the success of the Sharpe series, Cornwell began to write about other time periods and historical events of English and American history, both in series and in single novels. There are many surprises and that makes you want to read on to see how the main character is able to persevere.

In Bermard story, rebel spies betray the British plans for a surprise attack, allowing the defenders time to prepare and repulse the assault. It has the historical accuracy that Cornwell excels at while also featuring an interesting story. Cornaell opted for the audio version, and although only being available from my library in c What a delight!

Well researched and an enjoyable read, but not his best work.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. However, watching the old series to see old doctors can be difficult, both because it’s hard to find them and they rredcoat be downright hard to watch OMG Zarbis! Cornwell was born in London in

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