Tributes to Flashman creator

by Nikki Tranter

4 January 2008


There will be no more memoirs of the life of Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman, VC, outstanding Victorian soldier, coward, bully, womaniser, cad, bounder and hugely admired all-round bad egg. George MacDonald Fraser, chronicler of the great man’s life and editor of his copious personal papers, has died at the age of 82 after losing a battle with cancer but winning a substantial literary reputation and a worldwide army of devotees.

The Times reports here, while NPR has a moving tribute by OED editor, Jesse Sheidlower here.

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