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Sharpe's Escape

Sharpe's Escape
Item# 9780007452934

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins

Author: Bernard Cornwell

It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington′s orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe.

But Sharpe is in trouble. His job is under threat and, with enemies on every side, he has new opposition from a Portuguese warlord against whom he wages a private war, fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra.

SHARPE′S ESCAPE begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets Marshall Massena′s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die. (pb)