All posts tagged: Flashman

Late to the Party: Flashman, by George MacDonald Fraser (1969)

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Musical Accompaniment: “The Rake’s Song”, by The Decemberists Harry Paget Flashman is basically a real asshole, but he’s an entertaining one to say the least. After getting kicked out of Rugby School in the late 1830s for “excessive drunkenness”, the young, rich and completely cowardly Flashman joins the army in relative peacetime with the hopes of getting a nice easy job with a pension (the uniform’s attractiveness to the opposite sex is a nice bonus). Unfortunately for […]