Thursday, January 03, 2008

Farewell Flashman

George MacDonald Fraser, 1926-2008
George MacDonald Fraser, creator of Harry Paget Flashman, that infamous swashbuckler of the 19th century British Empire, died of cancer on January 2. If you enjoy first-rate historical novels -- though politically incorrect by today's standards -- set aside some lounge chair reading time for the Flashman.

The Reavers, Fraser's last novel, will be published posthumously in April of this year.