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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 07:06 am
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srossi wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Started reading last night a really good book by Bernard Cornwell titled 'The Fort.'
It is a historical fiction book concerning the Revolutionary War." in 1779'. It takes place in Maine when all the major fighting in the war is concentrated in the South at this time.
Good read.

Sounds like exactly the type of book I like to read.  I'll check it.

I didn't do a thorough spell check there srossi. It should read 'The Fort' by Bernard Cornwell. It's published by Harper Collins.

Here's his website:

He has written a ton of historical fiction. He's most remembered for the "Richard Sharpe" series of books he's written which were made into a series of TV Movies for The BBC.

Really enjoying 'The Fort' so far as the majority of characters are based on real people of the time period and has a bit of a Halifax, Nova Scotia connection too, with the story taking place in the modern day State Of Maine. Plus Halifax played a large roll as a British command center throughout the U.S. War Of Independence anyway. The author even has a sort of "code" to tell the reader which of the characters are fictitious (basically what letter their last name begins with). He explains this in the notes in the beginning of the book. It's a fairly lengthy read too, at 682 pages, but that is in large print format.

I highly recommend the book srossi if this part of history interests you.