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Royal Flash - George MacDonald Fraser
Royal Flash
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In the middle of Europe's Revolutions of 1848, England's No. 1 scoundrel is using all his reserves of deceit, low cunning and treachery to stay one jump ahead of death. As Harry Flashman plays for his life against the unholy alliance of Count Otto von Bismarck and Lola Montez, he tries to thwart... show more
In the middle of Europe's Revolutions of 1848, England's No. 1 scoundrel is using all his reserves of deceit, low cunning and treachery to stay one jump ahead of death. As Harry Flashman plays for his life against the unholy alliance of Count Otto von Bismarck and Lola Montez, he tries to thwart an international double-cross that could change the destiny of a continent."Irresistible entertainment...rollicking adventure...the most engaging rogue you are likely to meet....Flashman tells his story with the sexual avidity of a Frank Harris and the range span of a Portnoy." (San Francisco Examiner)ROYAL FLASH is second in the series, following FLASHMAN, the introductory volume.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006511267 (0006511260)
ASIN: B000OQB50Y
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Flashman Papers (#2)
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Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
Jolly and really swashbuckley, with the identity switches and running about in ruined castles as so on. The Marx cameo doesn't quite make up for the lack imperial criticism though, so I thought it was a bit weaker than the first one, but maybe thats because i've never read the Prisoner of Zenda and ...
carey
carey rated it
Thank you Bettie - loving this! What fun this was, loved the self deprecation and humour of Flashman
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y8yrk/GM_Fraser_Royal_Flash_Episode_1/Celebrated cavalry officer Harry Flashman is caught with his trousers down in a London club. Read by Iain Cuthbertson.Loosely based on The Prisoner of Zenda
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
Last week I finally got around to reading Les Trois Mousquetaires, and this week, more or less by accident, I read Royal Flash. They're both excellent historical thrillers, and it's interesting to compare them. MacDonald Fraser is following very much in Dumas's footsteps. He takes real historical ev...
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