In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.
In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.
From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats.
All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.
‘Sparkling one-liners adorn every chapter…It is the verve of the story-telling, together with the verbal inventiveness, that lingers in the memory’ Sunday Telegraph
About the author
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 has also written 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.