March 22nd, 2007

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Richard Sharpe Returns For More Military Adventure And Intrigue

Richard Sharpe Returns For More Military Adventure And Intrigue
Posted 2007-03-22

By Lucy Bednar

I hate books about war. This prejudice, no doubt, comes from my gut-level revulsion at how wars are "engineered" by those who have power at the expense of those who have little or none. Nonetheless, I’ve enjoyed every Richard Sharpe novel I’ve ever read, including the latest, "Sharpe’s Fury: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811," number 21 in Bernard Cornwell’s popular series.

The adventures and misadventures of Cornwell’s hero, Captain Richard Sharpe, are played out against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. That large conflict routinely provides the stage for several smaller conflicts, most obviously Sharpe’s clash with an incompetent superior officer, less obviously Sharpe’s clash with himself. Collapse )

Confessions from a Beanaholic

For the past few weekends I've been spending the nights at my late grandparents' house getting it (and my children) ready for the day we move in. Over at this house there is no cable, no phone and no computer. (Well, I mean it's all there but it's currently off until we take up permanent residence.) So I took a DVD player over. During the day, it's all Wow, Wow, Wubbzy and Maisy, Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer ... But at night .... Sharpe and the Rifles come out to play!!!

I'd never watched them before, but when they played through on BBCAmerica I copied them diligently. Missing only one along the way. Since then, life never slowed down long enough for me to do anything with them ... but now! *la sigh!* Great stuff!

And to make this legal .. I hope this works, I've had trouble figuring out the new LJ set up.

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Sean pics...

Okay sorry gals... I've been wicked busy at work.

At any rate, I just caught us up where we were missing pics this month.

I back added piccys of our guy on 3/13, 3/16, 3/19, 3/20 and 3/21

Hopefully that worked! :)

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Speaking of Sharpe, I just ordered the 2 disc set of Sharpe's Challenge from amazon uk. It looks like it had more stuff on it than the US release. I guess we'll see soon! It looks like there is commentary on it from Sean as well.
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