Flashman on the March

Flashman on the March

by George MacDonald Fraser
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Flashman on the March by George MacDonald Fraser

It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival.

Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series—is Flashman and Fraser at their best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400096466
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Series: Flashman Series
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 355,459
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

George MacDonald Fraser was born in England and educated in Scotland. He served in a Highland regiment in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to his books, he has written screenplays, including The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film Octopussy. He died in 2008.

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Flashman on the March 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Paul Iannetti More than 1 year ago
If you cant look up the points in a Flashman novel, youve missed half the fun. Total rip off, not due to the quality of Fraser's writing, but due to shoddy digitalization.
craj More than 1 year ago
Having read all the Flashman novels, and having become rather jaded, I was pleasantly surprised at the freshness of this, the last of the series. It's the only one of the series that I have read twice. Although MacDonald's not writing about several events in Flashie's life, notably the American Civil War, this volume does in its way bring a sense of closure and completeness. Long live Flashman, and kudos to the late Mr. MacDonald!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A middle-aged Flashman back in the field, desperately clutched by diplomatics again. A real character painted into life.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1867 on the voyage from Mexico bearing the body of Emperor Max, Sir Harry 'Flashy' Flashman seduces the royal niece of an Austrian Admiral. In Trieste, his hosts become upset with his dalliance, but the resourceful cad escapes prosecution or execution when he fortunately for him meets a friend from the British Foreign Office, who explains that a rescue mission needs a diplomat. Flashman volunteers as the British envoy on a dangerous mission led by General Robert Napier to exchange silver for the freedom of several hundred European hostages held by Abyssinian King Theodore................ However, as always is the case when Flashman becomes involved in an escapade, nothing goes right. Making matters more complex is Theodore is crazy taking immense pleasure at providing minor stings that annoy Queen Victoria and her retinue. Still Britannia Rules the globe with the sun never sets and all that bloody rot motivating the rescuers that is except Flashman, who is more interested in the charms of the female natives than saving imperialists................... The historical aspects feel genuine perhaps because the racial superior attitude of the British comes across so loud and in one¿s face. The mission and rescue efforts of Napier come from the history books, but are presented as fascinating tidbits. However, as usual Flashman is politically incorrect even in a ninetieth imperialist century context as he, as an aging Lothario, chases women around the globe. His misadventures enhanced by a realistic glimpse at the Whiteman¿s Burden theology provide a powerful delightful entry in one of better historical series on the market today........ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A muscular gold tom with black feet padded up to Fireflower and said." I think youre very pretty. I will be your mate. Im good at everything you can think of,even swimming!! Please be my mate. I loved you as soon as i saw you and heard your voice."