Praise for Flash Harry

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Praise for Flash Harry

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1MissWatson
Jan 13, 2017, 10:49 am

I'm a little late with this, but the Christmas issue of the Economist contains a loving tribute to Harry Flashman: http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21712052-victorian-englands-for....

2Novak
Jan 13, 2017, 5:29 pm

Excellent piece. Thanks so much for posting it, just as I am half way through “Flashman's Lady” (the book!!) and enjoying it so much.

3John5918
Jan 14, 2017, 12:23 pm

I thought the stuff about Flashman was really excellent. I have to say I found some of the author's references to him- (or her-?) self rather pretentious.

4MissWatson
Jan 15, 2017, 7:39 am

>3 John5918: I agree, modesty does not seem to be part of his/her vocabulary. Great understanding of Harry, though.

5Novak
Jan 15, 2017, 7:51 am

>4 MissWatson: Also taking a leaf or two out of Harry's book, hence, - - - still alive. :)

6John5918
Jan 15, 2017, 10:56 am

>5 Novak:

Yes, that's a good point. Flashmanesque!

7MissWatson
Jan 16, 2017, 4:45 am

>6 John5918: Flashmanesque: love the word!

8Novak
Editado: Jan 17, 2017, 3:08 am

>6 John5918: >7 MissWatson: Yes, a very good and useful word “Flashmanesque”.

GMF certainly has a flair for inventing new descriptive words, (or at least Harry comes up with some I have never come across before and are not in the dictionary).

We must start a list - - - -

9John5918
Jan 17, 2017, 3:30 am

>8 Novak:

Reading through another Flashman thread I've only just noticed that PeggyLD used the term Flashmanesque as early as April 2010, so credit must be shared with her.