By George MacDonald Fraser
Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria move, has 3 major abilities - horsemanship, facility with international languages and fornication. A reluctant army hero, Flashman performs a key half in lots of the defining army campaigns of the nineteenth century, regardless of attempting his utmost to flee all of them. Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad, and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., returns to play his (reluctant) half within the cost of the sunshine Brigade during this of the seriously acclaimed Flashman Papers. because the British cavalry ready to release themselves opposed to the Russian weapons at Balaclava, Harry Flashman was once petrified. however the Crimea was once purely the start: past lay the snowbound wastes of the good Russian slave empire, torture and demise, headlong escapes from relentless enemies, savage tribal hordes to definitely the right of him, passionate adult females to the left of him...Then, eventually, that unknown yet determined battle at the roof of the realm, whilst India was once the prize, and there has been not anything to forestall the armed could of Imperial Russia however the wavering sabre and terrified ingenuity of outdated Flashman himself.
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