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  • marknhj
    Re: George MacDonald Fraser, R.I.P.

    I read everyone of his books when I was a boy. I've had a lifelong fascination with history and am sure reading the Flashman books played a part in that...

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    George MacDonald Fraser, R.I.P.

    Last week the (better) papers ran the obit of this great writer of the historical fiction, the collective "Flashman Papers." If I knew squat about computers I'd have attached the N.Y, Times obit. I'm reminded of the posting elsewhere on this board today about being politically correct, with particular reference to the "the great game". Read from the series and learn about the Brits maneuverings during the 19th century - a lot of stuff we never learned about in world history. The best part of the obit was how when the first in his series came out, a number of American book reviewere thought it was a genuine biography.