Post by harpskiddie on Jan 7, 2008 14:30:07 GMT -5
And I for another, although I must admit that I lost track of the series some years back. I keep seeing Flashman And The Redskins listed on eBay, but in the German. Now I'll have to get off the Custer list and hit the Frasers. It's been so long that I think I'll start all over again.
The Flashman books were my idea of what historical fiction should be like - well-researched and accurate as to the real characters and events, but totally absorbing when it comes to the fictional characters and their parts in the adventures.
I'm sorry to hear of Fraser's passing, and I thank you for bringing it to our attention, Melani, and for jogging my memory of several good reads.
Fraser's memoir of his Burma theater experiences, Quartered Safe Out Here, is a very good book which coincidentally I read at the start of the holidays. Some of the things he states in that book bear a remarkable resemblance and decided warning to those studying LBH.
P.S. Fraser's book was good enough to entice me to pick up Field Marshall Slim's autobiography, which is so far a good read (although I laid it down to read the Cold Harbor book by Rhea.)