George MacDonald Fraser OBE was a bestselling historical
novelist, journalist and screenwriter. Having worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada he is perhaps most famous for his series of Flashman novels and his anti-hero Harry Flashman. In addition to his novels he also wrote numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy. George MacDonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.
`There are enough marvellous Fraser touches to make CAPTAIN IN CALICO a real pleasure' Daily TelegraphPraise for The Flashman Papers:`Politically incorrect, lascivious and fiendishly handsome, Flashman is the greatest' Boris Johnson`Flashman is drop-dead funny, unputdownable story-telling, and much better history than anybody gets taught in schools' Max Hastings`Flashman is one of the great characters of modern fiction; a rogue, a lover, and always an irresistible read' Bernard Cornwell`Flashman, Sherlock Holmes, Toad of Toad Hall, Bertie Wooster. Any writer would give his eye-teeth to have created a character as good as those. GMF was one of the greats' Conn Iggulden'Flashman is a wonderful creation, by a master storyteller. We'll forever delight in his evil antics' Jeffrey Archer`The perfect fictional creation' Tony Parsons, author of Man and Boy and The Murder Bag