A group of women from all over the world, brought together originally because they are fans of Sean Bean, have produced a themed cookery book. It includes Sharpe facts and health insights, as well as exciting recipes, all donated, tested and photographed by the contributors themselves. This means that it really is ‘what you see is what you get’, as none of us had access to the photographers tricks frequently associated with food photography.
All royalties from the sale of the book will go the National Osteoporosis Society.
You can order it here from the publisher, Pickard Communication, giving the maximum contribution from sales to the charity.
You can also (in the UK) buy the book in any branch of Waterstones - if they don’t have it in stock, ask and they can order it for you. Although the book shows up on Amazon, it’s only available if you are prepared to wait.
Just under 2000 copies have already been sold, providing over £4000 for the charity.
The book is still available and shortly to be joined by a companion – ‘Sharpe Chefs II – On Campaign’, for the benefit of the charity Children with Leukemia, chosen by Sharpe author Bernard Cornwell, who is generously supporting us a second time. Our old friends from the Chosen Men are with us again, including Daragh O’Malley (Sgt Harper), Jason Salkey (Rifleman Harris) and Lyndon Davies (Rifleman Perkins), plus others from the cast who will be sharing their most loved recipes for the first time.
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On behalf of Adele
The day dawned for the start of our trek down to Cheltenham.
We had promised Lyndon a signing there in his home town, as he always comes so far for us.
Only now we appreciate just how far!
We got there in time for lunch, for which we were joined by some lovely ladies from other places around the Internet.
As we were about to be served our lunch, two very suspicious looking gentlemen came into the restaurant and approached us. Luckily, it was Jason and Lyndon, who declined the offer of joining us at our rather squashed table and promised to come back for us before the signing was due to start.
We were duly collected from outside and went to have some very silly photos taken beside a statue in the pedestrian walkway. It is called The Hare and the Minotaur and has several rather interesting features.
Cheltenham is a beautiful town and I would urge anyone to go and see it if they have a chance.
The time came for the signing to start and we got our two actors settled at their table.
As usual they were very chatty and comfortable with the public and signed anything that was passed to them! We even had the pleasure of meeting Lyndon’s parents during the signing, obviously very proud of their rifleman.
We would like to thank the staff at Waterstones in Cheltenham for making us welcome and of course, to Jason and Lyndon, who once again supported us and the charity to boost sales of this popular book.
Another successful signing for the Sharpe Chefs Cookery Book. Our grateful thanks once again to Waterstones for hosting the event and to all those who turned up to support us. More when available.