Flashman and the Dragon

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A historical novel featuring Flashman, from the author of BLACK AJAX and FLASHMAN AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. Behind his Victoria Cross, Harry Flashman is a base coward and charlatan. Unfortunately, people take him at face value. And he takes them, for all he can, while China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history.

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'The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do – winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement.' Sunday Telegraph

‘Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman.’ Sunday Times

‘Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them.’ Washington Post

‘A first-rate historical novelist’ Kingsley Amis

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THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1860
VOLUME EIGHT

Unfortunately, in China in 1860, a lot of people did: the English vicar’s daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor’s ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the art of war.

They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Flash Harry was a base coward and charlatan. They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history, and the British and French armies hacked their way to the heart of the Forbidden City

‘When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman’
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

‘For addicts or newcomers. Flashman has never been better’
DAILY MAIL

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