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Gallows Thief


1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung. But one could petition the King and an investigation might ensue…

The man in the dark cell in Newgate Prison was due to hang in a week. He had been found guilty of murdering the aristocrat whose portrait he was painting. He claimed to be innocent – but then the hangman…

Gallows Thief

Pub Date : 2009-03-17 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780061834219
ISBN 13 : 0061834211

The year is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. But instead of settling down to fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country ..

Gallows Thief

Pub Date : 2005-05-10 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780060082741
ISBN 13 : 0060082747

The year is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancÉe. But instead of settling down to fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country ..

Gallows Thief

Pub Date : 2010-06-24 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : HarperCollins UK

ISBN 10 : 9780007339518
ISBN 13 : 0007339518

1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was dra..

Sharpe S Rifles

Pub Date : 1988 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 0140294295
ISBN 13 : 9780140294293

Stranded in Spain as the British army retreats, distrusted by his men and surrounded by the enemy, Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds an ally in Spanish cavalryman Blas Vivar, who pos..

Scoundrel

Pub Date : 2009-10-13 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780061826702
ISBN 13 : 0061826707

“A gifted storyteller and orchestrator of suspense.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “Bernard Cornwell is to the yachting adventure novel what ex-jockey Dick Francis is to the racet..

The Fort

Pub Date : 2010-09-28 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780062013842
ISBN 13 : 006201384X

“The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today.” —Wall Street Journal “Readers who haven’t discovered Bernard Cornwell don’t know what they ar..

The Burning Land

Pub Date : 2010-03-02 | Author : Bernard Cornwell | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 0061966096
ISBN 13 : 9780061966095

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London..

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