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The Sharpe Appreciation Society was formed in 1996 amid
growing demands from fans wanting more information about
the books, TV series, the people involved in making the series,
the Napoleonic period, weaponry, in fact anything remotely
connected with Sharpe.
After finding there was no central point of contact for fans
the late Chris Clarke, then Secretary, made contact with
Richard Rutherford Moore (historical and technical advisor to
the Sharpe series) and wrote to the author Bernard Cornwell
as well as Malcolm Craddock, one of the producers.
With Richard Moore's help Chris started the fan club in July
1996 expecting 50 - 100 fans to join her. At it's height the Society
had 4000+ members world-wide. In May 1998 the Society held
it's first convention, where we were joined by Bernard Cornwell,
Malcolm Craddock, Muir Sutherland, and some of the Actors
involved in bringing the world of Sharpe to life. It said a lot for
the passion held for Sharpe by the fans as well as the Actors who
continuously came along to various events to meet fans.
We are still the official fan club, approved by the author,