Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula under their control. Napoleon is advancing fast through northern Portugal, and no one knows whether the small contingent of British troops stationed in Lisbon will stay to fight or sail back to England. Sharpe, however, does not have a choice: He and his squad of riflemen are on the lookout for the missing daughter of an English wine shipper when the French onslaught begins and the city of Oporto becomes a setting for carnage and disaster. Stranded behind enemy lines, Sharpe returns to his mission to find Kate Savage. Sharpe's position on enemy grounds is precarious, and his search is further complicated by a mysterious and threatening Englishman, Colonel Christopher, who has his own ideas on how the French can be driven from Portugal.
With Wellington outnumbered, the bankrupt army's only hope of avoiding, collapse is a hidden cache of Portuguese gold. Only Captain Richard Sharpe is capable of stealing it—and it means turning against his own men.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Richard Sharpe stories, Sharpe (TV series), Sharpe characters, List of Sharpe series characters, Sharpe's Sword, Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Peril, Sharpe's Eagle, Sharpe's Gold, Sharpe's Devil, Sharpe's Challenge, Sharpe's Battle, Sharpe's Havoc, Over the Hills and Far Away, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Tiger, Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Enemy, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Triumph, South Essex Regiment, Sharpe's Honour, Sharpe's Skirmish, Sharpe's Waterloo, Sharpe's Justice, Sharpe's Trafalgar, Sharpe's Prey, Sharpe's Fortress, Sharpe's Fury, Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Mission, Over the Hills & Far Away: The Music of Sharpe, Sharpe's Escape, Sharpe's Christmas, Sharpe's Ransom. Excerpt: This is a list of characters in the Sharpe series. Major Peter D'Alembord, nicknamed "Dally," is a fictional character in the Sharpe series of novels by Bernard Cornwell. He joined the British Army after killing a man in a duel over a woman's favors. Peter D'Alembord is of French Hugenout extraction who enters the South Essex Regiment as one of Sharpe's many Light Company Subalterns. He becomes captain of the South Essex Light Company after Sharpe's promotion to major. After Napoleon's return from Elba, D'Alembord is also promoted to major as an inducement to rejoin the army. He is badly injured at the Battle of Waterloo and has to have his leg amputated. It remains unclear whether he survives the wound. In the Sharpe television series, his only appearance is in Sharpe's Honour, where he is portrayed by Edward Atterton, who received no credit for the part. Lucille Castineau was Richard Sharpe's third (common-law) wife in the Sharpe series of books. Lucille was born in c. 1786 to the Lassan family of Normandy. Her father was the Comte de Lassan, a minor aristocrat in possession of a large estate house and farm fallen on hard times. Lucille...
In a world riddled with the destruction of men and machines alike, Thaddeus Sharpe takes to the streets of St. Petersburg, geared toward the hunt of his life…. Thaddeus Sharpe’s life is dedicated to the hunting and killing of clockworkers. When a mysterious young woman named Sofiya Ekk approaches him with a proposition from a powerful employer, he cannot refuse. A man who calls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thad’s help with mad clockwork scientist Lord Havoc, who has molded a dangerous machine. Mr. Griffin cares little if the evil Lord lives or dies; all he desires is Havoc’s invention. Upon Thad’s arrival at Havoc’s laboratory, he is met with a chilling discovery. Havoc is not only concealing his precious machine; he has been using a young child by the name of Nikolai for cruel experiments. Locked into a clockwork web of intrigue, Thad must decipher the dangerous truth surrounding Nikolai and the chaos contraption before havoc reigns….
After the cowardly incompetence of two officers besmirches their name, Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the regiment by capturing the most valued prize in the French Army—a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.
Author: Pete Postlethwaite
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Vibrant and candid memoirs of the late, great British character actor, Pete Postlethwaite. After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as THE PROFESSIONALS, Postlethwaite's first success came with the acclaimed British film DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his role in THE NAME OF THE FATHER in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in THE USUAL SUSPECTS is well-known, and he appeared in many successful films including ALIEN 3, BRASSED OFF, THE SHIPPING NEWS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, as Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, and in INCEPTION with Leonardo diCaprio. Pete Postlethwaite was one of the best-loved and widely admired performers on stage, TV (SHARPE, THE SINS) and in cinema. In THE ART OF DISCWORLD, Terry Pratchett said that he had always imagined Sam Vimes as 'a younger, slightly bulkier version of Pete Postlethwaite', while Steven Spielberg called him 'the best actor in the world', about which Postlethwaite said: 'I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, "the thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the world."' This is the story of a diverse and multi-talented actor's eventful life, told in his own candid and vibrant words.
Author: Alice Sharpe
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Montana Refuge by Alice Sharpe The last person Montana rancher Tyler Hunt expected to see on his ranch was his soon–to–be ex–wife. True, he had yet to sign the divorce papers but Julie had sworn never to return. But now she was in desperate need of his help. Julie had left Tyler fearing the loss of her identity. Yet even as the mystery surrounding her new life brought them back together, a secret from Tyler's own past was threatening their reunion. The Awakening by Jana Deleon It could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel...or a malicious vandal. It's detective Tanner LeDoux's first case and the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once his unrequited love – who now doesn't even recognise him. Josie's poor memory is Tanner's luck. He has a chance to be the strong, sexy hero who protects her and her hotel from mounting danger. Tanner's no believer in the old ways, but one stormy night, he sees something horrific he can't explain. Whatever lurks in Honey Island Swamp means to keep Josie from him forever!