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Who is Bernard Cornwell?
Born in London in 1944, Bernard Cornwell, is a british writer of historical novels, famous for being the creator of Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe but also for his Last Kingdom stories about the making of England.
He worked first as a teacher, before joigning the BBC Television for the next 10 years. He begun his career as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. At Belfast, he met his now wife, Judy, an American travel agent, and moved to the United States to be with her. He was refused a Green Card and decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government. Finally, the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars emerged… Later, the famous Richard Sharpe will also become a TV hero on ITV, and his Last Kingdom series has also been adapted for television by BBC.
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