From Crimea with Love

By Jason Salkey

A memoir from the actor who played Rifleman Harris on Sharpe's Rifles

Monday, 4 January 2021

New year, new progress!

Dear Supporters of From Crimea With Love.

Again, many thanks to you all for showing belief in this project, I really appreciate the support. And getting the book ready for publications has provided a nice distraction from the annus horribilis the world has just endured.

The ‘copyedit’ of my manuscript has been combed over and will soon be fed into the ‘printing machine’. Another vital stage has been reached with completion of the cover art which I’m very happy with; many thanks to­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Mark Ecob (@mecobtweets) for his sterling work. The next task is to trawl through my huge photo collection to decide on which ones I want to include within the book.

And possibly the best news of all is confirmation of a release date: July 7th 2021. A glimmer of light at the end of an awfully long tunnel.

After reading this e-mail can you please to go into your Unbound account and check your e-mail and postal address are up to date. Also, you can make sure the name(s) you want printed on the supporter’s page of the book are correct. Also, tell all your Sharpe fan friends and share the lnk to the funding page; I'll soon be adding new gifts including 8 X 10 photos signed by Hugh Fraser, James Purefoy and Michael Cochrane among others.

If you’re a podcast person, you’ll enjoy the series of ‘Sharpe Attacks’ I’m recording with History Hack Podcasts in the run-up to publication of From Crimea With Love.

Stay safe, stay Sharpe!

Jason ‘Rifleman Harris’ Salkey

Sharpe and Harris: 

The Chosen Men:

Film crew:

Wellingtons etc:

2nd series heroes:

Sharpe’s Eagle:

Sharpe’s Company: #309 History Hack: Sharpe’s Company (

Sharpe’s Gold:


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Alastair Monk
 Alastair Monk says:

Great news! Just before Christmas I started watching the series again. Everyone was a good deal younger then .....!

posted 4th January 2021

Christopher Evans
 Christopher Evans says:

Excellent news! Wales has become deserted now that our lockdown is biting. Wish I had the book now to keep me company!

posted 4th January 2021

Christian Cornforth
 Christian Cornforth says:

This is fantastic news Jason! I cannot wait to read your book!

posted 4th January 2021

Brian Johnson
 Brian Johnson says:

Hello Jason, Brian from Brighton here. Well done. I am looking forward to a good read.
( no pressure there then - ha ). As you say - stay safe, stay Sharpe ( that’s a good one ).
All the best

posted 4th January 2021

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