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Maio 3, 2007, 5:06 pm

7 members so far, with a total of 17,347 books entered.

Looks as if people who read Fraser's books are dedicated readers!

Maio 3, 2007, 8:35 pm

Thanks for the invite.

Maio 3, 2007, 8:39 pm

Thanks for joining.

Please feel free to introduce any new topic you like, or to join in on the Introduction one.

Editado: Maio 3, 2007, 9:28 pm

Just had a look at our Group Zeitgeist. I don't think I've seen another group where the top 10 shared books are all on topic and all by the same author. :-)

Maio 5, 2007, 2:20 am

How did you look at a particular group Zeitgeist?

Maio 5, 2007, 2:23 am

Go to the group page. (Just click on the name of the group on the top of this page.)

Then, on the top right side of the group page, click on Group Zeitgeist.

Editado: Maio 5, 2007, 2:41 am

Thanks. I'm new to the site. I started the last week in April. I'm still cataloging. I have other Flashman books that I haven't cataloged yet. I'm about 1/2 way through.

I enjoyed the Flash book with Lola Montez. While reading it I saw it as a movie.

Are you also on Pacific time?

Maio 5, 2007, 4:17 pm


I joined in September, and still have a long way to go in cataloging. It doesn't help that most of my books have no ISBNs and usually require manual entry or extensive editing.

Not on Pacific time, just waging a losing battle with insomnia. :-)

9jscook8 Primeira Mensagem
Maio 15, 2007, 12:21 am

I've been reading (and re-reading) the Flashman series for years. A friend sent me Flashman in the late '80s and since I have read everything Fraser has written. The history in the Flashman series is incredibly accurate. When I was in Grad school working on a MA in History, I "checked up" on many of Fraser's citations in "Flashman and the Redskins" and "Flashman and the Great Game" and and was able to locate and verify almost all the sources he mentions. I consider these novels to be much more accurate than many of the "real " Histories out there. 'Flash Harry' may not have actually existed but he Should have . . .

10Hoagy27 Primeira Mensagem
Maio 16, 2007, 9:12 pm

I seem to recall reading somewhere that George MacDonald Fraser & Buddy Ebsen were goood pals and travelled about England and Scotland together?

I picked it up about the time I was touring the borders and highlands myself.

I would appreciate if someone could source that for me. I can't remember where I read or heard it.

Great image though: Jed Clampett and Flashy as Border Reivers!

11ThosD Primeira Mensagem
Set 22, 2007, 5:11 pm

Thanks for the invite.

Sorry to take so long to join, but it's been a busy year, and I think this is the first time I've been on LibraryThing all year.

Of all the series fiction out there, Flashy is tops with both of Jasper Fforde's next in line. But I got a huge laugh out of George MacDonald Fraser's the Pyrates, too, having watched many of those sea-faring flicks on the Afternoon Movie and the Late Show (the late night movie that pre-dated late night talk show of the same name) during my younger days.

Set 25, 2007, 5:37 am

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Set 25, 2007, 11:23 am

Foxhunter (MSG 12): Thanks for finding that reference to Buddy Ebson! I’ll need to get my hands a copy of the memoirs… despite the withering review in The Guardian (“My sympathies to the harassed publishing executive who had to wave them through.”)

Set 25, 2007, 11:55 am

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Maio 21, 2010, 11:43 am

Thanks for the invitation. I've read several of the Flashman series and am slowly picking up the rest - also rereading one or two that I read 30-odd years ago and can't remember any more. I agree with Foxhunter on Quartered safe out here.

Maio 21, 2010, 5:42 pm

>12 Foxhunter: Where might I find 'The light's on at Signpost'? I like Fraser and would very much like to read this.

Maio 21, 2010, 6:53 pm

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Editado: Jun 5, 2011, 5:16 pm

{Well, never mind... I did a little more digging and found this link:

Just what the doctor ordered!}

A friend of mine, in the early 70's, said, "Here I think you'll like this, it reminds me of you", and handed me a copy of Flashman. I fail to see the resemblance, then or now, but am forever indebted to him for turning me on to a great, great fictional character.

Has anyone put together a chronological list of events (not publishing dates) for the entire Flashman series?

Jun 5, 2011, 11:40 pm

I seem to recall one assembled by the Royal Flashman Society - so far I've only come up with a list of Flashy's wives posted by the RFS North Carolina (Greensboro) Chapter:

Oh - and, tangentially, Frank Frazetta's cover art for the Signet edition of Flashman at the Charge:

Ago 27, 2011, 12:32 pm

I knew that Flashman had many lovers but I hadn't realised he had married so often. Even a cad can get cornered.

Mar 14, 2012, 6:30 pm

I have only recently made the acquaintance of Mr. Flashman and was wondering is there any particular order they should be read in? Is there a chronological list anywhere?

Mar 14, 2012, 6:38 pm

I think they are most enjoyable if you read them in the order they were published. Although this isn't chronologically "correct", the references from one book to another make more sense, as the author fleshed out his characters and added more detail to their histories as he wrote the books.

There are good lists of the books on the Wikipedia page, ordered chronologically and by publishing date: