Bernard Cornwell Biography
Bernard Cornwell was born (in 1944) and brought up in Britain, where he
worked in the British Broadcasting Centre (BBC), ending up as Head of Current
Affairs TV for the BBC in Northern Ireland. While working in Belfast he
met Judy, a visiting American, fell in love and moved to the USA with her.
For reasons unknown he was refused a Green Card, so decided to earn his living
writing (self-employed people don't require Green Cards). His first
book, 'Sharpe's Eagle', was about a British soldier during the Napoleonic
Wars; it was published in the early '80s.
There are now over 20
titles in the Sharpe series. In addition Cornwell has written a number
of other series. For the full list of books in series order (which is
different to the publication order) see Cornwell's official website at http://www.bernardcornwell.net.
This biography was last updated on 12/28/2008.
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