Flash Harry is back! The critically acclaimed eleventh installment of the Flashman Papers. Flash Harry is back! The first new Flashman novel since Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, this is the long-awaited new instalment of the Flashman Papers. When Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., the celebrated Victorian soldier, scoundrel, amorist and self-confessed poltroon's memoirs first came to light thirty years ago, the world was finally illuminated about what became of the celebrated cowardly bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays. Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villains of the day, and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes. As always with George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman's adventures are related with verve, dash and meticulous historical detail.
The author of the famous 'Flashman Papers' and the 'Private McAuslan' stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous films, most notably 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Four Musketeers', and the James Bond film, 'Octopussy'.
'Thanks to Fraser's passion for history, his rare gift for rattling narrative and his infectious delight in robust, rollicking language, we can rejoice in a work of genius worthy of being ranked with -- there can be no higher accolade -- P.G. Wodehouse' Daily Telegraph 'Farcically outrageous and disgracefully entertaining... a vintage 30th-anniversary addition to the Flashman Papers' Sunday Times
Newcomers to this entertaining and ingenious series featuring the grown-up adventures of Harry Flashman, the bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays, will soon catch up with the mixture of historical scholarship, light-hearted flirting with invention and clever manipulation of late-Victorian style. This volume contains three of Flashman's more recently discovered 'papers' - two quite short, one much longer; and although described as 'minor episodes' in Flash Harry's career, they are as lively and absorbing as their predecessors. (Kirkus UK)
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