While he can Garryowen hail

George Macdonald Fraser, author of the Flashman and McAuslan novels, and of one of the best British soldier’s memoirs of the Second World War, Quartered Safe Out Here, has died aged 82. His politics and nostalgia might not have suited every taste, but the depth of his historical research, his sense of humour and his belief in the influential role of the anti-hero will all be much missed.


2 Responses to While he can Garryowen hail

  1. Tim Abbott says:

    Godspeed, Mr. Fraser. You have given my countless hours of reading pleasure. Flashy forever.

  2. Simon Fielding says:

    A real loss. I totally agree with you about ‘Quartered Safe…’. Totally vivid and totally engaging. The sub-Daily Mail ranting at the end adds to the authenticity. Flashman in the ACW will become one of the great unwritten books, unless someone with a great deal of courage does a Sebastian Faulks and tries to pick up the torch….

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