Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.
`A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES Praise for Bernard Cornwell: `The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin `He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' EVENING STANDARD `A runaway success' OBSERVER `The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution' NEWS OF THE WORLD