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Thread #9304 Message #2160287
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
30-Sep-07 - 03:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
To expand on 'Sharpe' - the series is a collection of 14 whole stories condensed into an hour long programme each. The books are all called 'Sharpe's XXXXXX'. There are various titles, Sword, Battle, Eagle, Rifles, Regiment, etc. and they follow the fortunes of Richard Sharpe as he makes his way up through the ranks of Wellington's Army to become a Colonel. The TV series starts with the Peninsular war, but Sharpe's career and Cornwells' first books start in India and spread right through to Waterloo, via Mysore, Badajoz, Talavera and Trafalgar (don't ask!).
John Tams and Dominic Mulholland were responsible for the music in the TV series and it's available on a CD, well worth a listen.