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'Flashman is a wonderful creation, by a master storyteller. We'll forever delight in his evil antics' JEFFREY ARCHER
‘Politically incorrect, lascivious and fiendishly handsome, Flashman is the greatest ’ BORIS JOHNSON
‘Flashman is one of the great characters of modern fiction; a rogue, a lover, and always an irresistible read’ BERNARD CORNWELL
‘Flashman, Sherlock Holmes, Toad of Toad Hall, Bertie Wooster. Any writer would give his eye-teeth to have created a character as good as those. GMF was one of the greats’ CONN IGGULDEN
‘The perfect fictional creation’ TONY PARSONS
‘A first-rate historical novelist’ KINGSLEY AMIS
THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1848-1849 VOLUME THREE
When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future – would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for the matter, very much difference? For one thing was certain, that Flashman would bring to his great adventure all the qualities which had earned him fame and honour in the First Afghan War and brought him through his deadly power struggle with Bismark: qualities like charm, cowardice, quickness of thought, treachery, lechery, and above all, fleetness of foot.
"The Flashman books bristle with action…and they are very, very funny"
"George MacDonald Fraser is going great guns, and, happy thought, he still has some 50 years of the rascal's misdeeds to regale us with"
I really enjoyed this title, the third in the Flashman series if your reading them via publication dates. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Samuel Humphreys
Reading Flash for freedom you almost get the feeling GMD was making it up as he went along. There were so many plots twists that it was like reading several short stories linked... Read morePublished 6 months ago by D Geoghegan
Along with Flashman at the charge, I'd rate this the best of the series. By turns hilarious, dramatic, informative and fascinating, Flashy and his nemesis John Charity Spring take... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shuggy
macdonald fraser writes in a way no one would dare these days very very funny thoughPublished 8 months ago by gary latimer
Brilliant!!!+++ Can't rate Flashman novels too highly. Probably the greatest fictional character in literary history. I have read virtually all of them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by barnowl