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Gold
Sharpe's Gold
Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810
Author Bernard Cornwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Cover Wellingtons's March from Quatre Bas to Waterloo by Ernest Crofts
Written 1981
Published 1981
ISBN ISBN 0006173144 (paperback edition)
Preceded by Sharpe's Havoc
Followed by Sharpe's Escape

Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810


Richard Sharpe is delighted when, after long months of patrolling duties, he and his regiment are summoned north by Wellington. But his new mission is desperate and dangerous; to go behind enemy lines to recover the gold, vital to the success of the war.

The treasure is in the posession of a powerful guerrilla a leader, feared by ally and enemy alike. And he has a particular reason not to co-operate with Sharpe - the man who has stolen his woman.


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  • The book's dedication says "This book is for Andrew Gardner with much gratitude"
  • On the road to Casatejada, Sharpe reports that he has only 20 Riflemen, including himself and Harper, out of the 31 survivors of the retreat to Corunna. These include Privates Batten and Roach, Rfilemen Hagman, Jenkins, Tongue, plus Corporal Kelly, Sergeants Harper and Reid, and Lieutenent Knowles,

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