The inimitable and
appallingly appealing Flashy is back, in a long-awaited new installment of The
When the memoirs of
Sir Harry Flashman, the notorious Victorian soldier and scoundrel, first came
to light thirty years ago, it was finally revealed what had become of the
infamous bully who had darkened Tom Brown’s school days. Now, three new
episodes in the career of this eminently disreputable adventurer place us at
the center of pivotal historical events—the attempted assassination of Emperor
Franz Josef in the 1880s, the Prince of Wales’s involvement in the Tranby Croft
gambling scandal, and the military disaster at Rorke’s Drift in South Africa—as
the aging but agile Flashy is pitted against one of the greatest villains of
his day. Thrown into contact with assorted grand royalty and even grander
tarts, he must test his wits against political heavyweights, including
Bismarck, as he becomes eyewitness to the uncensored truth about two of the
greatest heroes of his time.
verve, dash, meticulous historical detail, and wildly infectious enthusiasm. Download and start listening now!