A Present for a Good Boy from Scarborough
July 27, 2009
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first novel in the Flashman series, BBC Radio 7 recently rebroadcast an edition of ‘Book Club’ from 2006 featuring the author, George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008). In the 30-minute show a group of readers, guided by Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie, ask the author questions about the book, the characters and himself.
The content is fairly insubstantial but for anyone who has even a passing interest in the very wonderful and very funny Flashman series this is an enjoyable diversion.
- Book Club: George MacDonald Fraser (rapidshare.com)
The 30-minute program in 128Kb/s mp3 format.
- Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser eBook (rapidshare.com)
The first book in the series in DRM-free ePub format.
- Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser unabridged audiobook (getdropbox.com)
At 64Kb/s mp3 this isn’t the best quality but this is the definitive, out-of-print version. Read by Timothy West and far superior to the currently available edition.
- Royal Flash, the movie (piratebay.org)
The second in the series and the only one of the Flashman novels to be turned into a movie.
Starring Malcolm MacDowell, it’s played for laughs more than the book but it remains, even today, a worthy interpretation.
- The Flashman Society (harryflashman.org)
- The Book Club, BBC Radio 4 (bbc.co.uk)
- George MacDonald Fraser audiobook collection (ioffer.com)
17 GMF audiobooks, converted to MP3 and offered on two DVDs.
Includes all of the Flashman series.