The Resource Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811, Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811, Bernard Cornwell

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Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811
Title
Sharpe's fury
Title remainder
Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811
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Bernard Cornwell
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  • Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811
  • Sharpes fury
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Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811
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eng
Summary
In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. In Cadiz, Richard Sharpe discovers more than one enemy. One of them, a baleful priest, finds a weapon to break the British alliance and Sharpe must find ways to defeat him in a sinister war of knife and treachery in the dark alleys of the city. As a small British force is trapped by a French army, their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats who, on a hill beside the sea, refuse to admit defeat. And there, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe finds his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again
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In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man
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147156
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Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
823.92
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maps
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Richard Sharpe novels
Series volume
0011
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  • Sharpe, Richard
  • Soldiers
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Barrosa, Battle of, Spain, 1811
  • Spain
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adult
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Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811
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Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811, Bernard Cornwell
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Dimensions
18 cm.
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377 pages
Isbn
9780007120161
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the battle of Barrosa, March 1811, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780007120161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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