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Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution – told from the redcoat’s point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the. From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat Philadelphia in is a city at war – not just between American troops. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

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Retrieved 24 November Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He realized that few in England knew how England began, unlike Americans who have a clear date for their nation’s beginning—so this became his big story. As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.

He relocated to the United States in after marrying an American. Interestingly, it is about the British Army’s redccoat in the occupation of Philadelphia, during the American Revolution – from the Fall of to the Spring of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Monday, March 21, ‘Redcoat’, by Bernard Cornwell. Sep 17, Scott Gardner rated it it was ok Shelves: A Novel Saxon Tales. If the measure of a good novel is how it draws the reader to want to find out what happens next, this book deserves five stars.

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One series is set in the American Civil War. Terrific historical fiction from one of the masters of the genre. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Unfortunately, Cornwell has written only one other novel set in the Revolutionary Bernarr, entitled The Fort He also bernaed Redcoat inan American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its occupation by the British.


Well written and researched, this is pleasant reading for the historical enthusiast.

Jan 02, John Galt rated it liked it. He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Recdoat family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Philadelphia was a very cornwlel city and its British occupation could not have been easy. Sam felt like a real Redcoat cornsell than an action-avatar. Redcoat is an entertaining, action-packed narrative and an excellent history lesson. Cornwell was planning at one refcoat to write more books about Thomas of Hookton and said that, shortly after finishing Heretiche had “started another Thomas cornwepl Hookton book, then stopped it—mainly because I felt that his story ended in Heretic and I was just trying to get too much from him.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Overall, Redcoat is worth reading for the drama between the differing ideologies of the rebels and the loyalists and the descriptions of the British behaviour during war when a good party seemed to be more important than feeding the city or winning battles. And for the men and women of the prosperous It is autumnand the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British.


How does this novel rate on the five criteria? Parties, passions, and politics swirl through a city held by the British but surrounded by rebel forces and sympathizers.

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

Loads of suspense and skirmishes with enemies. In Cornwell’s story, rebel spies betray the British plans for a surprise attack, allowing the defenders time to prepare and repulse the assault.

I opted for the audio version, and although only being available from my library in cassette format, I gave it a go. He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times, but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.

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It has the historical accuracy that Cornwell excels at while also featuring an interesting story. The rebel forces under the leadership of Mister Washington exist only as shapes in the mists that have trapped and isolated the British by checking every manoeuvre they make out of the city.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. See 1 question about Redcoat…. In the ‘Acknowledgements’, Cornwell credits his grasp of the details of day-to-day life in occupied Philadelphia mainly to one book: But as usual Cornwell does a great balanced job.

Redcota Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Works by Bernard Cornwell.