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HarperCollins, 2012 - Afghan Wars
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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.

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

We meet Flashman as a seventeen year-old who is being expelled from his prestigious school for drunkenness. He goes home to his widowed father, who has a new woman living with him that young Flashman ... Read full review

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User Review  - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing

This first Flashman novel shouldn't really succeed, but it does. The protagonist, Harry Flashman, is a sexist, racist, selfish, cowardly charlatan who nevertheless always seems to land on his feet. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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 numeous 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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