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The Sheikh And The Dustbin, And, Other Mc Auslan Stories (McAuslan)

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These stories continue the career of Private McAuslan, described by his platoon commander as "the biggest walking disaster to hit the British Army since Ancient Pistol", as he goes across North Africa and Scotland. George MacDonald Fraser is the author of the "Flashman" novels.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 4th 1988 by Collins Harvill (first published 1988)
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Nathan
Jan 18, 2012 Nathan rated it liked it
One of several volumes of stories written by GMF based on his own experiences in the army just after WWII. Ranging from the absurd to the touching. You can feel the nostalgia on every page. Rated PG. 3/5
ValeriZentsov
Jul 14, 2015 ValeriZentsov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Notes of Flashman, but less 'funny' and more fun. Good-natured and sympathetic humour, with a subtle lesson dropped in here and there. Good value.
Mary Catelli
The last McAuslan collection. Ending with an afterword in which Fraser recounts how he met up with his old Colonel at a book signing and when they had a drink after, the Colonel said that the notice that the regiment never existed, and all the characters were fictitious -- well, that was rot. Possibly libelous rot. Was he a fiction?

And so we have some more adventures. Like the narrator's problems with servants -- greatly complicated by the way an officer had to have a batman. The time they were
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Peter
May 09, 2016 Peter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable conclusion to the stories of GMF's army days. The afterword or Extraduction and dedication are touching. To be taken with a good single malt (or a touch of the 'creature') and repeated as often as necessary.
ValeriZentsov
Jul 14, 2015 ValeriZentsov rated it really liked it
Notes of Flashman, but less 'funny' and more fun. Good-natured and sympathetic humour, with a subtle lesson dropped in here and there. Good value.
Bob
Aug 28, 2008 Bob rated it it was ok
This book was not as "readable" as the Flashman series.
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He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days. The novels are presented as "packets" of memoirs written by the nonagenarian Flashman, who looks back on his days as a hero of the British Army during the 19th century. The series begins with Flashman, and ...more
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