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10 Famous Quotes by Bernard Cornwell
2/23/1944 - (Present)
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I took time off last year to sail the Atlantic, and if I got more opportunities for blue-water cruising I might take them.

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And though I've lived in the States for over 25 years and am now an American citizen, I still hear British voices in my head.

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We have a gaff-rigged topsail cutter, which sounds much grander than she really is, but she's exquisitely beautiful and shamefully slow and we spend a lot of time aboard when we can.

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I still have to crack the French market, though that isn't entirely surprising considering that the Sharpe novels are endless tales of French defeat.

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Not sure what I'd so with a notebook other than swat flies. If I want a break I'd rather go down to Stage Harbor and talk boats.

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Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.

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In the end their appeal is not necessarily the history, but the quality of the story-telling, and a good story transcends national boundaries.

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Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one.

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Research is a lifelong occupation so it's hard to factor it in, but I reckon most books take 5 months from start to finish.

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And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.

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