The Flashman Papers series is one of my favourites. No other series makes me blurt with laughter, raise my eyebrows, or afterwards reach for the history books quite as much as this one. Flashman was the school bully in Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes, and here, George Macdonald Fraser takes Flashman and propels him into the centre of a whole host of famous incidents taking place between the 1830’s and 90’s. Flashman is a coward, a scoundrel, and one of the most readable and fascinating characters to be found in literature. He affects history, and can be found in various battles from the Charge of the Light Brigade to Custer’s Last Stand. Highly recommended.
Books in The Flashman Papers Series:
2. Royal Flash
|Primary Genre||Historical Fiction|