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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cornwell was born in London in The novel also illustrates the innocence and idealism that followers have for a cause, which they sometimes follow blindly and without question. English Choose a language for shopping.

Prior to that, he used Bernard Cornwell as a pen name. Motivated by the need to support himself in the U. The portrayals of these characters seem to stay within the erdcoat of historical accuracy, cornwel General Cornewll especially is presented in greater depth. I was also surprised that the authors note at the very end where Cornwell usually expands on that history, and shows where he diverged from it was so brief Would I read another novel by this author, continuing in this historical period, with these characters?

Valley Forge, PennsylvaniaUnited States. And you will know he is good at what he sets out to do.

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Sharpe’s Battle takes place during the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro. Redcoat provides some much-needed balance.

Sir William Howe, commander-in-chief of British forces in America is convinced that the occupation of Philadelphia will bring the rebels to sue for peace. Also compelling is the detailed view of life within the city during the occupation. He also is not the primary agent of change or the force that drives the narrative along.


On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in making television adaptations of the first eight books of his Sharpe series.

I would highly recommend you have watched a few stories with each Doctor in order to fully appreciate the stories though. You get to know both sides of the war and how much camaraderie existed between codnwell two sides. Conveniently he includes an afterword to separa The title of this book in Goodreads is wrong – this book has nothing to do with Richard Sharpe.

I recommend it to anyone who is interested in early American history with a literary twist. Sam felt like a real Redcoat rather than an action-avatar. People at the beginning who charm and beguile you will surprise you in the end.

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It has the historical accuracy that Cornwell excels at while also featuring an interesting story. Philadelphia was a very divided city and its British occupation could not have been easy.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 Fort is another of Cornwell’s standalone novels, published in He was adopted and brought up in ThundersleyEssex by the Wiggins family; they were members of the Peculiar Peoplea strict sect of pacifists who banned frivolity of all kinds, and even medicine up to Cornwell, you wonderful bastard, can you do anything wrong? I kept trying to figure out which redcoat the book is named after.

Harper Perennial; Reprint edition April 15, Language: Nov 08, Sue Warner rated it it was amazing. The London Cornwdll Supplement. The rating would have been a ‘3’, but I bumped it up one because of the unusual perspective.

It also gave a wonderful sense of humanity to historical figures-John Andre and Charles Lee my favorites, but Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Cornwell was sent to Monkton Combe School in Somerset. Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell Goodreads Author. Please don’t hide me. And Netflix has now confirmed a 4th season. Read reviews that mention bernard cornwell sharpe series erdcoat war sam gilpin historical fiction american revolution neil gaiman william howe battle scenes sir william british occupation caroline fisher holly black takes place occupation of philadelphia patrick ness paoli tavern highly recommend jonathan bernatd christopher vane.


There was a good balance of “keeping it real” and “giving them what they want.


Some lament that it is uncharac Once again, I have to emphasize Cornwell’s unrivaled mastery of researching and chronicling historical events, whether it be the 14th century or the 19th.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. If you have read other Cornwell books you will know that he likes to write about roguish heroes, dynamic damsels, irredeemable villains, thrilling adventures full of zero sum games, and brutal historic battles. If you’re a fan, this is certainly worth a read, and if you’re new to Cornwell’s works, you could do worse than start he Although this was written before the Sharpe series began, a lot of the themes and characters that would show up there made an appearance here first.

Historical Novels: ‘Redcoat’, by Bernard Cornwell

A “must read” for Doctor fans – there is a story by some serious SciFi heavy hitters from the point of every doctor. Newer Post Older Post Home. All the writers got the Doctors spot-on, as they say, and many nailed the humor of the shows, both Old and New, as well.

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