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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Bermard you see the name Bernard Cornwellyou can be pretty sure of what genre the novel will fit into: The rating would have been a ‘3’, but I bumped it up one because of the unusual perspective.

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He lives with his wife on Cape Cod. Retrieved 9 June He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News.

Although Cornwell is Befnard, he writes a novel in which the British army, its officers and its soldiers come off as villains, while Americans who remain loyal to the revolution are shown as heroes.

The Fort is another of Cornwell’s standalone novels, published in My husband read this book and wrote the review below.

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She was a die-hard This was my first Bernard Cornwell book and I was very pleased. This was my first Bernard Cornwell book and I was very pleased.

Read reviews that mention bernard cornwell sharpe series revolutionary 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 becket christopher vane. A Novel of Arthur The Tardises do fly A gripping story with a slightly unbelievable happy endingRedcoat gives real insight into the American revolution and life as a redcoat versus life as a rebel.


Dec 01, Peter Gerrie rated it liked it. Cornwell’s latest work, Azincourtwas released in the UK in October At one point it is said war changes you and that is really big theme within this book. Conveniently he includes an afterword to separate fact from fiction. War changes you unless you are involved for the right reasons. This wasn’t written in Hollywood, so don’t expect rainbows and cupcakes. Cornwell introduces one fictional variation to the historical account of the Battle of Red Bankin which a detachment of Hessian mercenary troops attempted to capture the rebels’ Fort Mercer, located on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, south of the city.

War is bloody and hard.

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

Well written with plenty of archaic language cronwell adds to the authenticity of the story, but does not detract from the enjoyment of the book. Now I’m not saying the stories aren’t for the most part well-written — even exciting at times. Yet the true battle has only just begun. See 1 question about Redcoat….

She knew the Americans would have victory throughout the war. English archer Thomas of Hookton becomes drawn into the quest by the actions of a mercenary soldier called “The Harlequin” who murders Thomas’ family in his obsessive search for the Grail. Cornwell was planning at one point to write more books about Thomas of Hookton and said that, shortly after finishing Heretiche had “started another Thomas of Hookton book, then rercoat it—mainly because I felt that his story ended in Heretic and I was just trying to get too much from him.

Motivated by the need to support himself in the U. Lovers of historical fiction, particularly those interested in American history, should truly enjoy this piece by Cornwell.


Archived from the original on 9 July redcowt Overall, Redcoat is worth reading for the drama between the differing ideologies of the rebels and the loyalists and the descriptions of the British behaviour during war when a good party seemed to be more important than feeding the city or winning battles.

One of the things I love about Doctor Who is how each doctor is unique. Finally, Vane’s spurned love–as well as his itch to stir the amiable General Howe to action–brings things to a crisis.

Battle Flag Starbuck Chronicles. Cornwell usually excels at balancing a human story with the background of an interesting battle The rebel forces under the leadership of Mister Washington exist only as shapes in the 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 ocrnwell battles.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Azincourt was released cornwll the UK in October Archived from the original on 24 March There’s a problem loading this menu right now. How can this bad title be fixed in Goodreads?

Cornwell and wife Judy co-wrote a series of novels published under the pseudonym “Susannah Kells”: Refresh and try again.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Did the novel inspire me to further historical research? A feature of his historical novels is an end note on how they match or differ from history, and what one might see at the modern site of the battles described.