Re: Bernard Co rnwell/Sharpe News
- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Seufert" <LCpl_RM@c...> wrote:
>Orleans. I was searching the web one day and found "Sharpe's Gator"
> Actually, someone else other than Cornwell has placed him at New
at the following address:
> http://www.personal.usyd.edu.au/~slaw/SuesPage/Gator/Well, it's worth what its price is, I suppose. Fan fiction is more
> Predictable Sharpe!
> Ed Seufert
> 1812 Royal Marines
for the writer than for the reader. The fellow that wrote it sent me
an email about it years ago, asking if he should put Sharpe in with
the 95th who were at Bladensburg. I pointed out to him the trenchant
correction that the 95th were NOT in the Chesapeake at all (despite
what some greenjacket types told you at Bladensburg a few years
ago :^) ), so the fellow changed the venue to New Orleans.
It's all my fault. It could have been Sharpe's....Crab Cracker! :^)
PS: I asked BC at Kirby Hall in 1999 about a Sharpe's set in
America, and he said that other than some Canadians, nobody else
would buy it, since, acc to him, nobody cares or knows about the War
of 1812. (He apparently also had a bad experience writing about
British soldiers in American settings in REDCOAT.)