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Title: Flashman
Post by: cameronian on 03 June 2015, 12:08:39 PM
For anyone who's interested, radio 4 extra is doing some Flashman repeats, can listen live or listen online later, Flashman at the charge yesterday and day before, something else today, good stuff.

'Flash for Freedom' 15.00hrs Radio 4 xtra today.


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: Techno on 03 June 2015, 04:27:15 PM
Listened to both parts of 'At the charge' today on the iPlayer....

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'll save up 'For Freedom' until Friday (?) and listen to that all in one go, as well.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: Heedless Horseman on 06 June 2020, 02:48:24 AM
Never listened to any 'readings' of anything, but imagine they were good.
Just wish GMF had written more Flashman books instead of 'Pyrates' and 'Reivers' , which , to me, are just too silly. Still, it was His muse.

Note to anyone who has NOT read George MacDonald Fraser 'Flashman' series...IMHO, they are some of the most enjoyable literary creations, ever. Immersive, definitely non-PC...and with fascinating historical footnotes, they totally illuminated what was to me a 'dry as sticks' period...the C19 World, esp. the British Empire. Thanks to You. GMF!
Some of his other stuff is also pretty good, too. Although it is a sort of 'romance', 'The Candlemass Road' can give a bit of 'flavour' to 'Border Reiver' period Northumbrian history...which, in GMF's 'The Steel Bonnets', cannot be bettered as a readable historical treatise.

RIP, GMF...as a legacy, Your creations will live on!  ;)


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: mmcv on 06 June 2020, 08:21:13 AM
Oh excellent, must check those out. I've been reading my way through the series the past few years, rationing myself to one every few months as I know there's only a limited number left.  :(


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: ianrs54 on 06 June 2020, 08:44:10 AM
His "Quatered Safe Out here" is cheap on Kindle atm, it's also an excellent read, his auto-biography covering service in 14th Army.


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: Raider4 on 06 June 2020, 10:05:39 AM
Thanks for the heads up!

(Although I struggle to find anything on the BBC site since they replaced the nice, simple, old version with the whizzy new "Sounds" thing. Searching for "Flashman" only brings back something about a Brazilian flashmob . . . /sigh. I expect I'll find it eventually).


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: Raider4 on 06 June 2020, 10:14:29 AM
Ahh, just realised the original post was from 2015. Never mind.


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: mmcv on 06 June 2020, 10:29:48 AM
Oh yeah I'd not noticed that either  :(


Title: Re: Flashman
Post by: Heedless Horseman on 07 June 2020, 04:49:19 AM
Sorry Lads...I read paper books, falling to bits and with smoke stains!!!  :o :(