Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord series, the Grail Quest and the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.
Praise for Waterloo: `[...] An account that is both vivid and scholarly. Readers new to the Waterloo campaign could hope for no better introduction, and veterans will find fresh insights.' Independent `Cornwell is excellent on the minutiae of tactics [...] he offers narrative clarity, and a sure grip on personalities and period.' Max Hastings, The Sunday Times `An excellent first foray into non-fiction, and proof that good narrative history is no different from fiction - it's all about the story.' Evening Standard `A gripping fife and drum account [...] beautifully produced.' Country Life Praise for Bernard Cornwell's previous titles: `The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.' George R.R. Martin `Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer