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Paperback – 1 Nov 1999

4.8 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
Book 10 of 12 in the Flashman Papers Series

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; (Reissue) edition (1 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780006513032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006513032
  • ASIN: 0006513034
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,130,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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George MacDonald Fraser's famous Flashman series appearing for the first time in B-format with an exciting new series style, ready to please his legions of old fans and attract armies of new ones. The Flashman Papers 1860 Volume Eight 'When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman' Abraham Lincoln Unfortunately, in China in 1860, a lot of people did: the English vicar's daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor's ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the arts of war. They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Flash Harry was a base coward and a charlatan. They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hacked their way to the heart of the Forbidden City...

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