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The Blooding of Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys
  

The Blooding of Jack Absolute

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Just as Flashman first appeared as the bully in Tom Brownâs Schooldays and was given a glorious life by George Macdonald Fraser, so Jack Absolute, created by Sheridan for The Rivals, now has his life expanded by C C Humphreys. Here we learn of his school days and his early army career in a splendid swashbuckling tale, youâll love it.

Comparison: George Macdonald Fraser, Bernard Cornwell, Martin Stephen.
Similar this month: None but try Tim Severin.

If you like C. C. Humphreys you might also like to read books by James Wilde, S. J. Parris and Peter Ransley.

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The Blooding of Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys

London 1759 and Jack's life is easy. A scholar at Westminster School, a master with cricket bat or billiard cue, the leader of a gang of bucks about the Town, he has both a girl he worships …and a courtesan teaching him the more basic arts of love. Yet he plans to give up all carousing, sit the examinations for Cambridge, find a career in any field he chooses. If he can just stay out of trouble for one night.

From the billiard halls and brothels of London to a clash of Empires on the Plains of Abraham, Jack's life is forever altered by the tragedies of that night. Through duels, battles, frantic escapes and a brutal winter spent in a cave in Canada, the schoolboy will vanish, and a man appear.

But first he must learn to kill. To come of age, Jack Absolute must be blooded.

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CC Humphreys has created the finest series of historical novels since Patrick O'Brian. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *


About the Author

C. C. Humphreys

C.C. Humphreys is an actor, playwright, fight choreographer and novelist.

‘My first job out of school was as a motorcycle messenger, based in St Giles, where much of Plague and Fire takes place. It was a ghastly slum in 1665, and thousands died horribly there in the Great Plague. And much of this area suffered during The Great Fire of London in 1666. I think many Londoners have a deep-buried memory of the devastating things that have happened to their city. Walking those streets again, it’s not hard to sense the bones just below the paving stones.’

Chris has written nine historical fiction novels including The French Executioner, the Jack Absolute Series, Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Fire is a thriller set in London 1666 and follows on from Plague..

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Publication date

16th November 2005

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C. C. Humphreys

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www.cchumphreys.com

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780752865270

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