A nod to Flashy in an unlikely place

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A nod to Flashy in an unlikely place

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1kawebb
Maio 3, 2007, 9:15 pm

In reading Jasper fforde's The Well of Lost Plots, I came across a reference to the Flashman character being recycled from Tom Brown's Schooldays.

Kerry

2sloopjonb
Maio 4, 2007, 3:20 am

Mr. Fforde is indeed a Flashman fan (as is Terry Pratchett).

3rcss67
Maio 8, 2007, 3:02 pm

I was reading a learned book on the influence of Xenophon's Anabasis, and in particular the call of 'The Sea, the sea,' by th Ten Thousand, and came upon a reference to Flashmans little pun 'Thalassa or the thalatta- was it the former or the latter?'.