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Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. | Adventures In Historyland

When a writer chooses as their lead protagonist an actor and his main theme the theatre, possibilities abound. At first looking at Bernard Cornwell’s new novel “Fools and Mortals”…

Source: Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. | Adventures In Historyland

6 comments on “Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. | Adventures In Historyland

  1. beetleypete

    I have read many of Cornwell’s military-themed historical novels, and liked most of them, especially his US Civil War series. This is an interesting diversion for him, and looks very appealing to me.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. First Night Design

    I want to read all the Sharpe ones. I’ve got the first in the series which I bought years ago but the print is far too small so I shall have to buy it and the rest on Kindle, I think. Fools and Mortals is definitely a departure and right up my cobbled street! x

  3. beetleypete

    I read a couple of the Sharpe novels, but they did go on a bit too long in the series, I think. The one featuring Waterloo is good, and his Arthurian trilogy is compulsive reading. (Well, it was for me) x

  4. First Night Design

    I suspect it won’t go on too long for me because I’m slightly obsessed with the Rifle Brigade because of family connections!

  5. beetleypete

    Then you will be pleased with the Rifle Company connection in the Sharpe series. They make much of the fact that they fire rifled muskets with greater accuracy, and wear the distinctive green uniforms that set them apart as ‘The Chosen Men’. x

  6. First Night Design

    You can’t teach me anything I don’t already know, partly because the TV version is one of my favourite series and I watch it on a regular basis. I can’t do without me Greenjackets!

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