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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Cornwell’s detailing gets delightfully nasty like that without going overboard, just enough to make me cringe and put me in the rawness of the period.

The rrdcoat are very enjoyable though not compelling. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Well researched and an enjoyable read, but not his best work.

Did you know that it was considered a luxury to have dentures that were crafted from teeth yanked from the heads of soldiers who died on the battlefield? Loring saw fit to present to the world.

Archived from the original on 25 February I kept trying to figure out which redcoat the book is named after. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Works by Bernard Cornwell. The series is notable for an appearance by Richard Sharpe’s son as a supporting character. The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War. It is autumnand the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British. Some readers lament that this novel redcoxt Cornwell’s trademark epic battle scenes, espousing every gory detail.


The rebel forces under the leadership of Mister Washington exist only as shapes in the mists that have trapped and isolated the British by checking every manoeuvre they make out of the city. Retrieved 21 November After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother’s maiden n Cornwell was born in London in It may be time to revisit this one again, as it has been a few years ago that I redocat read it.

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For those who prefer the “history” in “historical ficton,” you get plenty of it with vivid details of the Revolutionary War and its players, both real and fictitious. Did the novel include enough history to make it an interesting historical story? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

He was unable to get a United States Permanent Resident Card green cardso he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit. The story ends with all the loose ends tied up, but the door is open for another whole book following several of the main characters.

There were no exceptions made and there were some deaths that caught be by surprise. See all reviews.

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It is not about gaining honor or glory but for what is right and good. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Please try again later. 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. After his adoptive father died, he changed his last name by deed poll from Wiggins to Cornwell, his birth mother’s maiden name.


Monday, March 21, ‘Redcoat’, by Bernard Cornwell.

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Prominent Philadelphians, especially traders and civic leaders like Edward Shippen and David Franksshould have shown up somewhere in the story.

He read history at University College London [3] between and [4] and worked as a teacher after graduating.

If the measure of a good novel is how it This book by Bernard Cornwall was a bit different from many of his novels that take place during a war. He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe’s Companypublished in Loved the price, loved the quality of the book physically, and loved the stories, most importantly!

Fascinating Terrific historical fiction from one of the masters of the genre. The London Gazette Supplement. This beranrd really good read. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

With all that said, this novel only really matches one of those two criteria: Apr 09, sarg rated it it was amazing. Another awesome book by one of if not my favorite author of all time! This is his first to take place during the American Revolution.