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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REDCOAT by Bernard Cornwell | Kirkus Reviews

Archived from the original on 24 March Posted by W C Casey at Jan 02, John Galt rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to berbard co-funding from Spain. He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News.

It’s fast paced, and interspersed with the historical events that transpired that over that winter that I wasn’t aware of, such as the extent that the British Commander-in-Chief,William Howe,tried to bring a lasting peace to the colonies while fighting a rebellion, with a love triangle involv I’ve been a fan of Cornwell for years, and this fictional account of the events occurring during the British occupation of the city of Philadelphia in during the American Revolution didn’t let me down.

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The fictional British Captain Vane becomes an aide to General Howe, which makes him privy to goings-on at headquarters. Unfortunately, Cornwell has written only one other novel set in the Revolutionary War, entitled The Fort One of the most common critiques I have read of Cornwell is his brutality.

In Sargent Scammell, he has created a fearsome character as Obediah Hakeswill.

Which doesn’t mean I won’t pick the idea up again sometime in the future. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It looks more like it is has been converted from a scanned copy of the original using OCR bfrnard a real digital version. There are many surprises and that makes you want to read on to see how the main character is able to persevere. He had a seven-book deal with publisher HarperCollinsafter linking with Toby Eady as his agent.

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Read more Read less. Crowl; Sam would have Caroline but for Jonathon. Some lament that it is uncharacteristically for Cornwell a romance novel.

Retrieved 21 November This novel should inspire readers, especially Americans, to read more about the British side of the Revolution – on both sides of the Atlantic. A Novel Saxon Tales.


He realized that few in England knew how England began, unlike Americans who have a clear date for their nation’s beginning—so this became his big story.

Anyone with a historical background will love the details. I have read all his Revolutionary War and Civil War related books and have been impressed every time I pick one of them up to read. Getting a 4 out of 5 as I don’t want my score to detract from what is otherwise a good read.

A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed: Cornwell, you wonderful bastard, can you do anything wrong? All the writers got the Doctors spot-on, as they say, and many nailed the humor of the shows, both Old and New, as well.

After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television. Amazon Rapids Beenard stories for kids on the go. After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother’s maiden n Cornwell was born in London in At one point it is said war changes you and that is really big theme within this book. Bernard Cornwell was already well known for his Sharpe series of historical novels, but in he decided to do something a little different.

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The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

Rather than depicting great battles, this story explores the complicated relationships that resulted from the British capturing Philadelphia. There are some difficult scenes to read but the hardest part from me cornwelll the fact that no character is safe from death. If you have read other Cornwell books you will know that he likes to write about roguish heroes, dynamic damsels, irredeemable villains, thrilling redcoay full of zero sum games, and brutal historic battles.

It is a story of his struggle, of his love for a young girl and of his resistance against redcaot wrongs that the British army inflicts. Did the novel inspire me to further historical research? It was published in October Redcoat Richard Sharpe seriesBernard Cornwell. Whenever you see the name Bernard Cornwellyou can be pretty sure of what genre the novel will fit into: I opted for the audio version, and although only being available from my library in c What a delight!

Sep 17, Scott Gardner rated it it was ok Shelves: It has the historical accuracy that Cornwell excels at while also featuring an interesting story. That kind of depth of character cornwelll what keeps me turning the pages of any book. Showing bernaard reviews. I applaud Cornwell’s character development here, allowing us to see the war from the perspective of both Americans and British. He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.