Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along with the murderous Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy of Sharpe's from India days. But a new commander means a captain trying to turn the Rifles into red-jackets, and Sharpe's only hope to command his company again is the Forlorn one. Written by
Did You Know?
Obadiah Hakeswill has been in five of the Sharpe books, making him, along with Pierre Ducos, the most frequently recurring Sharpe villain. See more
When Sharpe kills the French men by a firing squad, one of the men falls with his head to the right. In another shot, his head is to the left. See more
My daughter is ill and all you can do is cry!
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Heart of Oak
Lyrics by David Garrick
Music by William Boyce
Performed by Scott Cleverdon See more