on 7 February 2016
I really enjoyed this little adventure. Definitely has hints of Flashman in terms of historical interest, the lingo of the era and some non-PC thinking likely to have been in play at the time. The main difference is that Smithers has redeeming features like bravery and kindness which Flashman tends not to. Forgetting Flashman comparisons and you're left with a very entertaining period adventure and I certainly want to read more.
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