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George MacDonald Fraser


Flashman
This is the first book in the series which introduces the 'hero' (if that is the right word) Henry Flashman. Ripped out of Tom Brown's schooldays, the bully gets on in the world due to his rogueish behaviour and general caddishness. Never one to willingly volunteer, Harry finds himself in Afghanistan on the eve of one of Britain's biggest military disasters.

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Royal Flash
The second book in the series sees Harry caught up in a bafflingly complex Schleswig-Hostein issue in continental Europe. Bismarck offers a worthy opponent to the cad. This was also made into a film

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Flash For Freedom
A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade and gets caught up in the complicated pre-bellum American political scene.

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Flashman at the Charge
Whilst babysitting the Queen's cousin, Flashman finds himself posted to the Crimean War where he gets caught up in all the military disasters befalling the British there.

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Flashman in the Great Game
Flashman has been sent to India to investigate rumours of unrest amongst the Sepoys. Of course, he arrives just in time to be swept up completely with the Indian Mutiny.

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Flashman's Lady
A game of cricket lands Flashman into trouble with the barbarian queen in Madagascar. What follows is a deadly struggle that sees him scampering from Lord's to the jungle lairs of Borneo pirates, from a Newgate hanging to the torture pits of Madagascar.

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Flashmand and the Redskins
Back in the US, Flashman finds himself riding with General Custer towards the Battle of the Bighorn...

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Flashman and the Dragon
Flashman finds himself in China with a cargo of Opium on the eve of a huge civil war there.

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Flashman and the Mountain of Light
Flashman opts for the secret service in the Punjab rather than put himself directly in harms way on the Frontier. He goes undercover in the court of a nymphomaniac Maharani who wears the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond in her navel. But there is still plenty of intrigue to keep him on his toes...

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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
The tenth book of the series sees Flashy back in America at Harper's Ferry on the verge with Civil War threatening to break out...

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Flashman and the Tiger
A collection of three stories, this book sees him caught up in an assassination attempt on the Emperor of Austria, playing Baccarat and a confrontation with the infamous Jack 'Tiger' Moran. There is also a brief sojourn to the Zulu wars.

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Flashman on the March
The most recent Flashman adventure finds him caught up with the 1868 invasion of Abyssinia to rescue hostages being held by a demented emperor.

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New York Times Article from 1969 explaining how many Reviewers mistook his fictional character for being a real, historical figure.





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