A book of short stories from the author of the books about Flashman. George Macdonald Fraser is also the author of two other books of short stories, "McAuslan in the Rough" and "The Sheikh and the Dustbin" and a history book, "The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers".
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Private McAuslan, J., the Dirtiest Soldier in the World (alias the Tartan Caliban or the Highland Division's answer to Pekin Man) demonstrates his unfitness for the service in this first volume of stories of life in a Scottish regiment. Unkempt, ungainly and unwashed… civilian readers may regard him with shocked disbelief, but a generation of ex-servicemen have already hailed him with delight as an old familiar friend.
‘Written in the first person, and reading authentically, it purports to record episodes in the life of the young officer, newly commissioned into a Highland regiment after service in the ranks at the very end of the war… Twenty-five years have not dimmed Mr Fraser's recollections of those hectic days of soldiering. One takes leave of his characters with real and grateful regret’
SIR BERNARD FERGUSSON, 'Sunday Times'
‘It's a while since I enjoyed a book so much, and, indeed, once I'd finished it, I felt like starting it all over again’
GLASGOW EVENING TIMES
‘It's great fun and rings true: a Highland Fling of a book’
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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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000617681X
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The first volume of stories featuring Private McAuslan, sometimes known as the Tartan Caliban. Reading authentically, it purports to record episodes in the life of a young officer, newly commissioned into a Highland regiement. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_000617681X
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000617681X
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000617681X