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George Macdonald Fraser - Author

About the Author

The author of the famous ‘Flashman Papers’ and the ‘Private McAuslan’ stories, George MacDonald Fraser worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he also wrote numeous films, most notably ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘The Four Musketeers’, and the James Bond film, ‘Octopussy’. He died in January 2008.

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Flashman at the Charge (The Flashman Papers, Book 7)

Flashman at the Charge (The Flashman Papers, Book 7)

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2015

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.

Flashman and the Redskins

Flashman and the Redskins

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

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. What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull's braves? He was trying to get out of the line of fire and escape yet again with his life (if not his honour) intact. Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado's Apaches, of Kit Carson, Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, gunfighters and gamblers, scoundrels and Indian belles, enthusiastic widows and mysterious adventuresses. The West as it really was: terrifying!

Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)

Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Flashman must choose - politcs in London or slave trading in Africa - not that it matters really in this hilarious third installement of the Flashman PapersWhen Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George 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 that matter, very much difference?Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

Flashman's Lady

Flashman's Lady

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

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. When our hero Flashman accepts an invitation from his old enemy, Tom Brown of Rugby, to join in a friendly cricket match, he does not suspect that he is letting himself in for the most desperate game of his scandalous career. What follows is a deadly struggle that sees him scampering from the hallowed wicket of Lord's to the jungle lairs of Borneo pirates; from a Newgate hanging to the torture pits of Madagascar, and from Chinatown's vice dens to slavery in the palace of 'the female Caligula' herself, Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar. Had he known what lay ahead, Flashman would never have taken up cricket seriously.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light

Flashman and the Mountain of Light

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Books 4-6 in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one ebook for the first time. FLASHMAN AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT: 1845-1846 Given the choice between defending Britannia's frontier against the mighty Sikh army and pleasuring a ravishing maharani in the Court of the Punjab, Flashman knew where he'd rather be. Of course, that was before he found out about the torture chambers or the malevolent influence of the Mountain of Light... FLASH FOR FREEDOM!: 1848-1849 Flashman seems destined for the House of Commons, until his political ambitions are scuppered by a crooked game of pontoon with Disraeli (with someone else, doing the cheating for a change!) Forced to flee London, he boards a vessel bound for the United States - via the African slave coast. Before the odyssey ends, Flashy will encounter an assortment of interesting Yanks including a New Orleans madam and a young Mr Lincoln... FLASH AND THE REDSKINS: 1849-50 / 1875-76 With charges of slave-stealing, slave-trading, false pretences and murder hanging over him, Flashman is desperate to leave New Orleans. So desperate that when a besotted brothel keeper invites him to lead a wagon train of whores bound for the California goldfields, he jumps at the chance.

Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers, Book 2)

Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers, Book 2)

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats.All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.

Flashman

Flashman

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

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. Flashman, soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward, cad and hero, triumphs in this first instalment of The Flashman Papers. His adventures as the reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan and his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars culminate in his foulest hour - his part in the historic disaster of the Retreat from Kabul. This is the story of a blackguard who enjoyed villainy for its own sake. Shameless, exciting and funny, Flashman's deplorable odyssey is observed with the cynical eye of a scoundrel who was honest only in reporting what he saw. He makes all other black sheep look respectable grey.

Flashman und der Chinesische Drache

Flashman und der Chinesische Drache

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2014

Der inzwischen mit dem Viktoriakreuz ausgezeichnete Colonel Harry Flashman taucht in der britischen Kronkolonie Hongkong auf (1860). Was zunachst wie ein kleiner Nebenverdienst"e; vor seiner Heimreise aussieht - eine Schiffsladung Opium in chinesisches Hoheitsgebiet schmuggeln - entwickelt sich unversehens zu einem atemlosen Abenteuer: In China herrscht Burgerkrieg, die Tapings erheben sich gegen die dekadente Herrschaft des Mandschu-Kaisers in Peking. Die Gromachte England und Frankreich versuchen ihre Interessen zu wahren; der ewige Zauderer und Hasenfu aus Passion Flashman naturlich mitten drin. Auch fur diesen Band gilt: Lesen bildet. Vom Opiumschmuggel bis zum Niederbrennen des Sommer-Palastes in Peking ist Flashman der Zeuge der historischen Ereignisse.

Flashman Papers: The Complete 12-Book Collection

Flashman Papers: The Complete 12-Book Collection

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one complete ebook for the first time.THE COMPLETE FLASHMAN PAPERS is the entire collection of Flashman's perilous missions across the world. Spanning from 1839 right through to 1894 the incorrigible Flashman fears all evil and when it comes to voluptuous queens and princesses he has be known to waver from his mission. Filled to the gunnels with escapades of unwavering excitement THE COMPLETE FLASHMAN PAPERS will quench even the most ravenous appetite for Flashman.

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 4: Flashman and the Dragon, Flashman on the March, Flashman and the Tiger

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 4: Flashman and the Dragon, Flashman on the March, Flashman and the Tiger

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2013

The last three books in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one ebook for the first time.FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON: 1860As China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history, and the British and French armies hack their way to the heart of the Forbidden City, Flashman finds his services much in demand. There's the vicar's wife, desperate to sell her cargo of opium; the Amazonian bandit queen who, having mislaid five husbands, is casting about for a sixth; Lord Elgin in need of an intelligence chief for a perilous mission to Peking; and the Emperor's ravishing concubine who would have the hairy barbarian shaved and perfumes and delivered to her pavilion...FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH: 1867-8Who better to undertake a perilous mission into deepest Abyssinia to rescue Britons held hostage by a mad emperor that the ever reluctant Sir Harry Flashman, V.C.? In a land populated by warriors, leather-clad nymphs with a penchant for torture, de-ballocking Amazons, and a voluptuous queen who feeds disobliging guest to her pet lions,Flash Harry's mastery of lechery and poltrooney will be put to the ultimate test.FLASHMAN AND THE TIGER: 1878-1894Whether embroiled in a plot to assassinate Emperor Franz-Josef, saving the Prince of Wales from scandal, or galloping hell-for-leather with a horde of angry Zulus in hot pursuit, Flashman never disappoints.

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 3: Flashman at the Charge, Flashman in the Great Game, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 3: Flashman at the Charge, Flashman in the Great Game, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2013

Books 7-9 in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one ebook for the first time.FLASHMAN AT THE CHARGE: 1854-1855As the Light Brigade prepare to charge the Russian guns at Balaclava, Flashman assumes his characteristic battle position: sabre rattling, teeth chattering, bowels rumbling in terror. His flight from the dangers of Crimes will take him across the great Russian empire to Central Asia, where savage tribal hordes form a last line of resistance under the leadership of the Silk One, a lusty little baggage with one thing on her mind...FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME: 1856-1858Flashman finds himself plumbing new depths of anxious knavery in his role as a secret agent extraordinaire. Cowering and sidestepping his way around Thug assassins, tsarist agents and rampaging hordes of Sepoy mutineers, Flashman somehow manages to keep his skin intact. until he meets his match in the voluptuous Princess Lakshmiba...FLASHMAN AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD: 1858-1859Beating a hasty retreat from the boudoir would normally suffice when caught in flagrante with a wanton young wife, but when the husband turns out to be a high court judge, a change of continents is called for. And so Flashman embarks upon a voyage that will see him shanghaied and shipped off to America. His destination: the little Virginian town of Harper's Ferry, where John Brown and his gang of fanatics plan to fire the first shot in the war against slavery - with Flashy as military adviser.

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 2: Flashman and the Mountain of Light, Flash For Freedom!, Flashman and the Redskins

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 2: Flashman and the Mountain of Light, Flash For Freedom!, Flashman and the Redskins

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2013

Books 4-6 in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one ebook for the first time.FLASHMAN AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT: 1845-1846Given the choice between defending Britannia's frontier against the mighty Sikh army and pleasuring a ravishing maharani in the Court of the Punjab, Flashman knew where he'd rather be. Of course, that was before he found out about the torture chambers or the malevolent influence of the Mountain of Light...FLASH FOR FREEDOM!: 1848-1849Flashman seems destined for the House of Commons, until his political ambitions are scuppered by a crooked game of pontoon with Disraeli (with someone else, doing the cheating for a change!) Forced to flee London, he boards a vessel bound for the United States - via the African slave coast. Before the odyssey ends, Flashy will encounter an assortment of interesting Yanks including a New Orleans madam and a young Mr Lincoln...FLASH AND THE REDSKINS: 1849-50 / 1875-76With charges of slave-stealing, slave-trading, false pretences and murder hanging over him, Flashman is desperate to leave New Orleans. So desperate that when a besotted brothel keeper invites him to lead a wagon train of whores bound for the California goldfields, he jumps at the chance.

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 1: Flashman, Royal Flash, Flashman's Lady

Flashman Papers 3-Book Collection 1: Flashman, Royal Flash, Flashman's Lady

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

The first three books in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious bestselling Flashman series, now available in one ebook for the first time.FLASHMAN: 1839-42.Soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward, cad and hero, Harry Flashman triumphs in this first instalment of The Flashman Papers. His adventures as the reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan and his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars culminate in his foulest hour - his part in the historic disaster of the Retreat from Kabul.ROYAL FLASH: 1842-43.Flashman matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats.FLASHMAN'S LADY: 1842-45.When Flashman accepts an invitation from his old enemy, Tom Brown of Rugby, to join a friendly cricket match, he doesn't realise he is letting himself in for the most desperate game of his scandalous career - a deadly struggle that would see him scampering from the hallowed wicket of Lords' to the jungle lairs of Borneo pirates, from a Newgate hanging to the torture pits of Madagascar, from Chinatown dens to slavery in the palace of a mad black queen.

Flashman und die Rothaute

Flashman und die Rothaute

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2013

Harry Flashman in Nordamerika, wo er mit einem Planwagenzug - der ein Bordell auf Radern ist - nach Westen zieht. Wild Bill Hickok, der Apachen-Hauptling Geronimo, Kit Carson und Crazy Horse werden zu seinen guten Bekannten und mit General Custer reitet er in Richtung Little Bighorn. Es gibt ein Wiedersehen mit Susie, der Bordellmutter aus New Orleans und ihren Schutzlingen. Dramatisch und voller Spannung - und mit einer realistischen Darstellung der Handlungsweise der Indianer.

Flashman

Flashman

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

The story of what happened to Flashman, the caddish bully of Tom Brown's Schooldays, after he was expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s.

Flashman and the Dragon

Flashman and the Dragon

Author: George Macdonald Fraser Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

It is 1860, and while China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hack their way to the heart of the Forbidden City, Flash Harry hoodwinks them all.

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