Bernard Cornwell's latest novel is The Fort.
From his Q & A with Boyd Tonkin for the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you like her/himRead the complete Q & A.
CJ Sansom. I absolutely adore his Matthew Shardlake. He's an extraordinarily interesting and engaging character, and very cleverly written.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Obadiah Hakeswill [the villain from the 'Sharpe' novels]. No - that's a joke! Otherwise, I'm completely stymied about this.
What are your readers like when you meet them?
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
It's obvious to say the Duke of Wellington, but that's a bit like falling off a log. My heroine would be Nell Gwyn. She would be fun.