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Cornwell, Bernard. THE BLOODY GROUND - Harper Collins 1996

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The Bloody Ground by Bernard Cornwell. 1996 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, later printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, The Bloody Ground by Bernard Cornwell, published in 1996 by Harper Collins.

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Title The Bloody Ground
Author Bernard Cornwell
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 1996
ISBN 000225333X
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 343
Dimensions 24 cm x 12 cm
Weight (kg) 0.68

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by a numberline ending in 2 on the copyright page.

The book has green boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Bernard Cornwell

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure.

In 1979, his life changed when he fell in love with an American. "Judy couldn't live here, so I gave up my job and moved to the US. I couldn't get a green card, and for 18 months the only thing I could do was write novels." The result was his first book about 19th century hero, Richard Sharpe, SHARPE'S EAGLE.

Today with many Sharpe adventures behind him and worldwide sales of over 2 million, plus a series about the American Civil War, the Starbuck novels, and an enormously successful trilogy about King Arthur, The Warlord Chronicles. Bernard Cornwell owns houses in Cape Cod and Florida and two boats. Every year he takes two months off from his writing and spends most of his time on his 24 foot Cornish crabber, Royalist.

Synopsis of this title

It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is at last invading the United States of America. Nathaniel Starbuck, the northern preacher's son who fights for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion, a despised unit of shriekers and cowards. His enemies expect the appointment to be his downfall. To prove them wrong, Starbuck must lead the ramshackle unit against thenorthern garrison at Harper's Ferry and then across the frontier to the bank of the Antietam Creek. There he will fight in what will prove to be the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

Reviews of this title


Daily Mail
'The best so far in Cornwell's American Civil War series.. The cacophony of the cornfield slaughter is stunningly conveyed.'

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