Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell is the most successful author of historical fiction of recent years. His series of novels featuring rifleman Richard Sharpe set during the Napoleonic Wars were adapted into a long-running and hugely popular television series, and he is the author of several other bestselling historical series – one of which, Uhtred, forms the basis of a major new TV series to be aired in the UK in autumn 2015.

Bernard has also turned his hand to non-fiction, with his account of the Battle of Waterloo also a bestseller. Waterloo was sold worldwide, even in France.

His latest book is Warriors of the Storm, book 9 in the ‘Last Kingdom’ series.

‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’
– George R. R. Martin