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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780452274402
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A jolly read.”—The Wall Street Journal The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties. Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way into history, this time in John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry, just before the Civil War. As a result of Flashy’s letching, lying, cheating, and stealing on land, on sea, and on the rails, not only did John Brown become a martyr, Lincoln became president, and the nation plunged into a bloodbath.

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    Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101633809
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A jolly read.”—The Wall Street Journal The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties. Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way into history, this time in John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry, just before the Civil War. As a result of Flashy’s letching, lying, cheating, and stealing on land, on sea, and on the rails, not only did John Brown become a martyr, Lincoln became president, and the nation plunged into a bloodbath.

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    Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780007217205
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : British
  • If only Flashman had got on with his dinner and ignored the handkerchief dropped by a flirtatious hussy in a Calcutta hotel! Well, American history would have been different, a disastrous civil war might have been avoided, and Flashman himself would have been spared one of the most hair-raising adventures of his misspent life. If only!

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    Flashman & the Angel of the Lord
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105009818068
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When his disgraceful American past catches up with him, Harry Flashman embarks on a fateful journey that takes him to the small Virginia town of Harper's Ferry, where a fanatical John Brown and his gang take a fateful first step in the war against slavery. 15,000 first printing.

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    Flashman and the Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101633823
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers finds that history’s most unheroic hero, Sir Harry Flashman, is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy deals with a ravishing maharini and her equally sex-hungry maid, joins forces with an American adventurer with royal ambitions, and attempts to win the brightest jewel in England’s imperial crown at the cost of something he will never miss—namely, his honor.

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    Flashman and the Dragon
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633816
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Flashman strikes again… Wonderful… hilarious.”—USA Today Lusting after a clergyman’s wife, smuggling opium to Hong Kong, coupling with an Amazonian woman river pirate, groveling before a ruthless warlord, and becoming the sexual plaything of the most beautiful and evil woman in the world, Harry Flashman, the supreme antihero of the Victorian era, is ready to rise to the occasion to matter what depths of dishonor he must plumb. In this uninhibited and uproarious adventure, Flashman is once again at his irascible best.

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    Flashman and the Tiger
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780307425911
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best.

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    Flashman and the Dragon
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105026880398
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The aging but heroic soldier, Harry Flashman, is caught in the middle of the Chinese Taiping Rebellion and is unwittingly called on to champion the fortunes of a concubine, a Minister, and a female bandit, all to his own personal gain

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    Flashman and the Mountain of Light
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105038775149
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is 1845, and the vast and disciplined forces of the Sikhs are poised to invade British India. Needed: one spy to infiltrate the debauched and intrigue-ridden court of the Punjab--Flashman. The outcome of the bloodiest campaign ever fought in India depends on the incomparable hero of backwards enterprise in his most challenging and hilarious adventure to date.

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    Flashman on the March
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307425928
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best.

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    Flashman and the Tiger
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780385721080
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For the first time in four years comes a new book in George MacDonald Fraser's long-running series chronicling the adventures of Sir Harry Paget Flashman. Eleventh in the series, Flashman and the Tiger features not one, but three stories of international intrigue that find the fictional Flashman thrown headlong into historical events around the world. This time out Flashman is thwarting an attempted assassination of Austria's Emperor Franz Josef ("The Road to Charing Cross"); getting to the bottom of the Tranby Croft gaming scandal–and the Prince of Wales' involvement in it ("The Subtleties of Baccarat"); and, in the title story, impacting the Zulu war while hunting down a longtime enemy. At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger is an educational romp through the annals of history; thirty years after he began the series, Fraser is at the top of his game.

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    Flashman
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0452259614
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."–P.G. Wodehouse The first novel in the Flashman series Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers.

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    Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Pages : 922
  • ISBN : 9780307592682
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman. Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And his greatest creation was, of course, Flashman. The novels collected here find our hero in the midst of his usual swashbuckling adventures of derring-do: fleeing adversaries in the First Anglo-Afghan War; meeting and nearly deceiving a young Abraham Lincoln in America; alternately impersonating a native Indian cavalry recruit and wooing women in India; and managing, whatever the circumstances, to keep his hero’s reputation unsullied. A must-have treat for the legions of dedicated Flashman fans, and a delightful introduction for those lucky enough to be encountering him for the first time.

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    Flashman at the Charge
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Random House Business Books
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000575947
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Asia, Central
  • IN THIS VOLUME OF HIS SCANDALOUS MEMOIRS, HARRY FLASHMAN RECOUNTS HIS ADVENTURES AT BALACLAVA DURING THE CRIMEAN WARS.

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    Flash for Freedom!
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101633786
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the "Flashman Papers". When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

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    Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : MINN:30000007260205
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Transportation, Automotive
  • Read and download full book Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers Register

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    Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
  • Author : Nick Rennison
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781408113950
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves.

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    Flashman and the Tiger and Other Extracts from The Flashman Papers
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 0375410244
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sir Harry Flashman becomes embroiled with the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph, the Prince of Wales and the Tranby Croft gambling scandal, and the fallout from Rorke's Drift.

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    The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780141916972
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • There is no braver officer in Napoleon’s cavalry than étienne Gerard – especially in his own opinion. Whether kidnapped by gangs of brigands or outnumbered by enemy troops, the plucky little soldier is constantly gallant, chivalrous and ready to face any danger, even if he doesn’t always think before he acts. With great gusto Gerard recounts the swashbuckling exploits and adventures of his glittering military career – carrying out secret missions for Napoleon, eluding capture by the Duke of Wellington, making a daring break from an English prison, rescuing ladies in distress, duelling to the death against the dastardly Baron Straubenthal and even saving the day at the Battle of Waterloo.

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    Flashman
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN : 1841593257
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Afghan Wars
  • For George MacDonald Fraser the bully Flashman was easily the most interesting character in Tom Brown's Schooldays, and imaginative speculation as to what might have happened to him after his expulsion from Rugby School for drunkenness ended in 12 volumes of memoirs in which Sir Harry Paget Flashman - self-confessed scoundrel, liar, cheat, thief, coward -'and, oh yes, a toady' - romps his way through decades of nineteenth-century history in a swashbuckling and often hilarious series of military and amorous adventures. In Flashman the youthful hero, armed with a commission in the 11th Dragoons, is shipped to India, woos and wins the beautiful Elspeth, and reluctantly takes part in the first Anglo-Afghan War, honing a remarkable talent for self-preservation.Flash for Freedom! finds him crewing on an African slave ship, hiding in a New Orleans whorehouse and fortuitously running into rising young American politician Abraham Lincoln...

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    Sequels
  • Author : Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : 9780838909676
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

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    Flashman's Lady
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : UOM:49015000703570
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When his beautiful and brainless wife Elspeth is abducted from Singapore by a half-breed ex-Etonian millionaire, Harry Flashman sets out on an odyssey of reluctant pursuit

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    Flashman in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : UOM:49015001109876
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of literature's most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman's latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados.

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    A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
  • Author : Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192518507
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

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    Flashman and the Redskins
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : IND:39000002745425
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • Read and download full book Flashman and the Redskins

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    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005-2008
  • Author : Lawrence Goldman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 1253
  • ISBN : 9780199671540
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.

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    World Historical Fiction
  • Author : Lynda G. Adamson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 1573560669
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

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    The Biography Book
  • Author : Daniel S. Burt
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN : 1573562564
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

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    The Pyrates
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Lyons Press
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 0762774312
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Captain Blood meets Leslie Nielsen in this exuberant, affectionate, and hilariously anachronistic send-up of swashbuckling sagas and pirate adventure yarns.

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    The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English
  • Author : Jenny Stringer,John Sutherland
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN : 0192122711
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : American literature
  • Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

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    The Steel Bonnets
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9781602392656
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • Tells the story of the border reivers: clan-loyal raiders, freebooters, plunderers, and rustlers who worked the border between England and Scotland from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries.

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    The Candlemass Road
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781616080990
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “An afternoon’s reading that’ll stick in the memory for long afterwards.Hooray for George MacDonald Fraser!”—The Spectator

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    The Hollywood History of the World
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106016175785
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • In this illustrated study of Hollywood's relationship with history, the author analyzes historic film moments alongside historical facts

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    To be Continued
  • Author : Merle Jacob,Hope Apple
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9781573561556
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Reference
  • Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

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    Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists
  • Author : Tim Woods
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9781134709908
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.

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    Book Lust
  • Author : Nancy Pearl
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781570616594
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

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    More Wit and Wisdom of an Ordinary Subject
  • Author : Malcolm Watson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781291965759
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book More Wit and Wisdom of an Ordinary Subject

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    The Tencyclopedia
  • Author : Gideon Haigh
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781920885359
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Curiosities and wonders
  • Nine? Eleven? Bah! Bosh! Give us tens, and in plenty! At last, a book that has never before existed, by the only author to have written it. Gideon Haigh's The Tencyclopedia-a tribute to the thrall of the decimal. Here, grouped as never before, Ten Affairs, Aunts, Masses, Mice, Methods, Plans, Principles and Penises. Here, as you have never seen them, Ten Indian Traffic Signs and Ten Flags That Feature Weapons. Here, as you have never read them, a History of Airline Food in Ten Paragraphs and a History of Chopper Read in 10 Chapters. Ten Tens in the Tencyclopedia 1. Ten Anagrams of American Presidents 2. Ten Avatars of Vishnu 3. Ten National Flags That Feature Weapons 4. Ten Slurs of the Dutch 5. Ten Indian Traffic Signs 6. Ten Fictional Mice 7. Ten Works Not Written by Coleridge 8. Ten Bildungsromans 9. Ten Philanthropic Enterprises of Andrew Carnegie 10. Ten Pirates

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    Flashman in the Great Game
  • Author : George MacDonald Fraser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101633854
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review One of literature's most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman's latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados.