The Blooding of Jack Absolute

by C. C. Humphreys

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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.

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The Blooding of Jack Absolute Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9780752865270
Publication date: 16/11/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 20/01/2005
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ISBN: 9780752865270
Publication date: 16th November 2005
Author: C. C. Humphreys
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About 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.’...

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