Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Flame Bearer: Bernard Cornwell On How Meeting His Real Father Inspired A Saxon Epic
Stephen Lewis at the British newspaper the York Press offers a piece on how author Bernard Cornwell came to write a series of historical novels on the Saxons and a character called Uhtred of Bebbanburg..
Note: Although the series on Uhtred is interesting and entertaining (and I also enjoyed the BBC TV series adapted from the novels), I wish Bernard Cornwell would return to writing about Richard Sharpe, his roguish hero from the Napoleonic Wars.
I interviewed Bernard Cornwell about Sharpe a while back and you can read my Crime Beat column via the below link: