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Reliving The Ninth Century With Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, author of <em>The Burning Land</em>
Bernard Cornwell, author of <em>The Burning Land</em>

Bernard Cornwell is one of the kings of historical fiction — his Richard Sharpe novels, about a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars, and Grail Quest series have captivated audiences in the United Kingdom and United States. His new book, The Burning Land — the latest in his series The Saxon Tales — is currently on the bestseller list. NPR's Neal Conan talks with Cornwell about the ninth century, writing historical literature and the new PBS series based on his Sharpe novels.

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