Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe And The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 by Bernard CornwellSharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe And The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe And The Bussaco Campaign, 1810

byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | May 31, 2006

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus – a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.

Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

Title:Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe And The Bussaco Campaign, 1810Format:PaperbackDimensions:357 pages, 8.02 × 5.38 × 0.89 inPublished:May 31, 2006Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060561556

ISBN - 13:9780060561550


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Abrupt ending to an otherwise great book This is another great addition to great series about the Napoleonic Wars and English officer Richard Sharpe. In this, Sharpe and his best mate, Pat Harper, get separated from their battalion when they are ambushed by a pair of treacherous Portuguese brothers who are planning on aiding the French invasion of their country. Sharpe and Harper, with the help from a Portuguese officer and two ladies, escape the evil brothers and must fight through the French army to rejoin their ranks and report what the brothers are planning before it is too late to stop the French from claiming victory. I was surprised a bit by how suddenly the book ended, and expected more, but it just wrapped up very quickly with nary a mention of how some of the loose ends were dealt with. Still, a good read.
Date published: 2018-02-19

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