George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
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Flashman is a wonderful creation – the ultimate anti-hero, malevolent, foolhardy, a womaniser, yet a winner of the Victoria Cross and a confidante of royalty. These George MacDonald Fraser novels are clever and are the way history should taught. Peter Lovesey, CWA Gold and Diamond Dagger Winner enters into the spirit of the tales in his appreciation.
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Harry Flashman late of Rugby School and Tom Brown’s Schooldays is the ultimate anti-hero and cad whose mischievous individualism and wit has proven extremely popular with male readers of historical novels. His creator George MacDonald Fraser is the late doyen of historical adventure yarns and was perhaps the best writer of his type ever…. The Flashman series which began in 1969 with Flashman, spans much of the development of the British Empire in the nineteenth century; it does so by the ingenious method of the discovery by the ‘editor’ of old “packet” manuscripts, thereby pretending they are genuine accounts by none other than Sir Harry Flashman, K.C.B.,V.C. Etc . . .
At the beginning of Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (1994) our man of action is found in Calcutta, quickly leaving for the Cape to avoid embarrassment, where he falls in with an old acquaintance, John Charity Spring. Flashman thereby is induced by his daughter and drugged whereupon he finds himself in the United States. In earlier episodes he had be a wanted man and so he finds himself either on the run or avoiding more calamities. Will Flashman prevent the Civil War and whose side is he on?
This is the first Flashman novel issued as a special edition. It was issued in a special binding with a run of 99 signed and numbered copies, with a further 20 deluxe for private distribution. Peter Lovesey, CWA Gold and Diamond Dagger Winner,enters into the spirit of the tales in his appreciation.