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A Spanking Good Read
on 5 April 2013
I thought that the 'britches and bodice ripper' genre of English writing had died with George MacDonald Fraser. But the publication of "Flashman's Secret" proves that the tradition is alive and thriving. This book is not for the faint-hearted, the squeamish or those of a prudish turn of mind. From the gates of Rugby School to the foothills of the Hindu Kush, via Buckingham Palace and the brothels of Dublin, the book gallops through many forgotten and, at times, extremely murky pages of British domestic and imperial history. With its amusing insights into the immorality of the times, it is a book no man or woman will be able to put down, though I would make sure it is kept well out of reach of children!