A classic tale from the memoirs of Flashman, the notorious Rugby School bully, Victorian military hero and all-round bounder.
When Flashman, the most decorated poltroon of the Victorian Age, accepted an invitation from his old enemy, Tom Brown of Rugby, to join a friendly cricket match, he little knew that he was letting himself in for the most desperate game of his scandalous career – a deadly struggle that would see him scampering from the hallowed wicket of Lord’s to the jungle lairs of Borneo pirates, from a Newgate hanging to the torture pits of Madagascar, from Chinatown dens to slavery in the palace of a mad black queen.
If he had known what lay ahead, Flashman would never have taken up cricket seriously…
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‘If ever there was a time when I felt that watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman.’ PG Wodehouse
‘Next to the coming of the new Messiah, the most welcome appearance one can imagine is the new Flashman book from George MacDonald Fraser.’ Time Out
‘As well as providing a fine assortment of treats, George MacDonald Fraser is a marvellous reporter and a first-rate historical novelist.’ Kingsley Amis, Sunday Telegraph
‘Flashman is one of the best comic fictional characters of our times.’ ListenerFrom the Publisher:
Fantastic new jackets for a Spring 2003 celebration of 1970's classics first published by Flamingo.
Other titles in the series include
If I die in a combat zone - Tim o'Brien
Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
The Female Eunuch - Germaine Greer
High Rise - J G Ballard
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Book Description Flamingo, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007162987