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George MacDonald Fraser
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6 Feb 2006 The Flashman Papers (Book 7)

Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown’s schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents – horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad, and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., returns to play his (reluctant) part in the charge of the Light Brigade in this of the critically acclaimed Flashman Papers.

As the British cavalry prepared to launch themselves against the Russian guns at Balaclava, Harry Flashman was petrified.

But the Crimea was only the beginning: beyond lay the snowbound wastes of the great Russian slave empire, torture and death, headlong escapes from relentless enemies, savage tribal hordes to the right of him, passionate females to the left of him…

Then, finally, that unknown but desperate war on the roof of the world, when India was the prize, and there was nothing to stop the armed might of Imperial Russia but the wavering sabre and terrified ingenuity of old Flashman himself.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New Ed edition (6 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007217188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007217182
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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'. George Macdonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.

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'The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do – winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement.' Sunday Telegraph

‘Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman.’ Sunday Times

‘Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them.’ Washington Post

‘A first-rate historical novelist’ Kingsley Amis

From the Back Cover

“Forward the Light Brigade'”
Was there a man dismayed?

Indeed there was. As the British cavalry prepare to launch themselves against the Russian guns at Balaclava, Harry Flashman was not so much dismayed as terrified. But the Crimea was only the beginning: beyond lay the snowbound wastes of the great Russian slave-empire, torture and death from relentless enemies, headlong escapes, savage tribal hordes to the right of him, passionate and beautiful females to the left of him, and finally that almost unknown but desperate war on the roof of the world, when India was the prize, and there was nothing to stop the armed might of Imperial Russia but the wavering sabre and terrified ingenuity of old Flashy himself.

"Vintage Flashman…recommended"
FINANCIAL TIMES

"Superbly funny"
BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tally-ho (again)! 22 Feb 2007
By Didier TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The standard of the entire Flashman-series is incredibly high, but this must surely be one of the best installments. As usual Flashman is - however unwillingly - in the thick of legendary military actions, and doesn't shrink from helping us to his opinion of well-known historical figures such as Raglan ('the old fool'), Cardigan ('lecherous villain') and a score of others.

This is superb entertainment for anyone even remotely interested in history, and if you fail to appreciate the politically (very) incorrect humour well damn your eyes! ;-)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Arty
Format:Paperback
I confess to having read all of the Flashman books. They are all brilliant, some slightly more so than others. This (in my opinion) is one of his best tales. The feeling that you are with Flashy all the way is sometimes palpable, especially during the build up to the Charge of the Light Brigade. I felt as if I was there, hearing the creak of saddles and the jingle of harnesses, in the moments before the charge. The writing is at times very fine indeed: undoubtedly people will be reading these books in a 100 years time. They are classics and they are hilariously funny.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Class 14 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
Flashman is somehow likeable despite being a complete cad and coward. To understand this is to somehow understand why these books are so incredibly enjoying and enthralling as we watch him stumble blindly from one real-life military disaster to another. This episode though is head and shoulders abover the rest for sheer vigour as he is sent spiralling across Russia from the mouth of the valley of death.
I thoroughly recommend this book to all and sundry.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The 'Wind' of War 30 Aug 2001
Format:Paperback
A hugely enjoyable read as we follow our 'hero' to the Crimea and Central Asia where he gets embroiled in all sorts of capers. Intent on one course of action, Flashy, as usual, ends up doing quite another and, as usual, comes up 'smelling of roses'
In places this is the best of the 'Flashman' novels I have read (I've currently read the first four). The first third of the book are excellent, detailing as it does Flashman's Crimean War memoirs, but the later sections detailing his
imprisonment in a Russian house, and later, his exploits as a member of a Central Asian tribe fighting Russian encroachment is somewhat less inspired.
The story briefly starts with our 'hero' preparing for war by trying to hide away in the Board of Ordance, but unfortunately for him he is made the guardian of a German Prince, Prince William of Celle, who is studying the art of soldiering, so off to the Crimea he must go.
Once in the Crimea, Flashy, who is employed as a 'galloper' (messenger) is witness to some of the great battles of British military history. He gets caught up in the Battle of the Alma, where unfortunately his charge, the hapless and randy William is killed. But what happens later firmly plants Flashy as one of the great warriors of the British Army; ever !
Whilst trying desperately to avoid any hint of danger, Flashy inadvertently finds himself, not only present at the Battle of Balaclava, but becoming an integral part of it. He becomes a member of the 'Thin Red Line', one of General Scarlett's Heavy Brigade, charging uphill into the Russian cavalry and later, most famously, as one of 'the six hundred' who charge the Russian guns at the North Valley, better known as the 'Valley of Death' in what passed into legend as, 'the Charge of the Light Brigade'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Flashman 13 April 2009
Format:Paperback
This is one of the definitive Flashman books, a cracking read with all the ingredients that made the series so successful: wild adventure, uproarious humour, thrills, spills and skulduggery galore. The historical vignettes, military action and character sketches are all (as ever) meticulously researched with fact and fiction skillfully woven together and, when recounted in Flashman's inimitable voice, they absolutely leap off the page.

I won't bore you with a plot summary; suffice to say that the Crimean War (especially the Charge of the Light Brigade) was never funnier. Newcomers should ideally start at the beginning of the series but if you want a quick introduction to what all the fuss is about, this is as good a place to find out as any.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah for Flash Harry 11 April 2006
Format:Paperback
If there's a bad flashman I ain't read it - another great piece of fiction by George MacDonald Fraser. This is a great book and in my opinion one of the best of the twelve second only to The Great Game. This story sees our randy coward roger his way from London to Asiatic Russia via the Crimea and the Charge of the Light Brigade. This book has more grand scale action than normal for our reluctant hero who agains shys and cads his way to heroism taking part in some of the most famous battles of the 19th Century albeit against his will. I hope we see more of this great character and hopefully a book will be written on his adventures in the American Civil War. Bravo Sir Harry!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars First-class stuff! 5 Sep 2005
Format:Paperback
I must confess, I am a newcomer to the world of Flashman, speaking relatively. I was hooked by Flashman in the Great Game and have worked my way backwards to make my third adventure this one.
Despite carefully lying low at the Board of Ordanance as war with Russia rears its head, Flashy finds the German Prince William of Celle under his charge, and their destination is to the frontlines of Crimea. Young Willy unfortunately loses his life at the Battle of the Alma, but with the allied effort pushing forward, Flashman is stuck amongst the action. Although being attacked by a savage Russian pox of severe wind, he is merely a message galloper and enjoys relative safety. Or so he believes. Events see him inadvertently standing fast with the Highlanders at the Thin Red Line, joining the Heavy Brigade in counter-attack and roped into the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, throwing themselves against the Russian guns, and that's where his immense (unintentional) bravery leads him into Russian hands...
A stunning Flashman book, full of the usual wit, writing skill and superb understanding of historical fact found in G. M. Fraser's most excellent series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman rises to the occasion again
This is my favourite Flashman story so far (reading the books in order).
The part Flash plays in the Crimean war is hilarious and the antics he gets up to while held as a POW... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. B. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one so far
I really enjoyed this one the story was fast passed and the pages turned quick. Well worth a read should have taken more time to enjoy it
Published 2 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Long live Flashman
GMF does it again. A gripping story about the Charge of the Light Brigade,well researched and written. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly readable
I haven't actually read this particular book since I'm still finishing the preceding one. This will be the sixth in the series. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Malcolm W. Hipple
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman at the charge.
By a country mile the best Flashman, I would highly recommend this as a must have for all fans of GMF.
Published 6 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars I keep re-reading it
What a great yarn! The Thin Red Line, the Charge of the Heavy Brigade and the the Charge of the Light Brigade is just the start of the adventures.
Published 7 months ago by Mr Andrew Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashy in deepest Asia
HF comes back face to face with his old nemesis Cardigan and meets a new opponent who he will come across again in a later book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr Kevin Grindrod
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman rules!
I bought several Flashman novels for my husband to re-read, and he keeps chortling, so I assume he is vastly entertained.
Published 8 months ago by Carole A. Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate history
Proper history, battles, bugles and Flashman's unique brand of heroic cowardice. Once the first book in the series has set the scene, I feel this is the best sequel.
Published 9 months ago by Peter C
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman at the Charge (The Flashman Papers, Book 7)
Like all stories of "Flashy" I read this book in one go! One marvels on every page of the book about the audacity of the hero!
Published 9 months ago by Thomas Schmidt
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