Bookmark’s Book of the Week


Bookmark in Spalding has chosen Flashman, by George MacDonald Fraser.

This special facsimile edition of the first Flashman book was produced exclusively for independent bookshops and would make the perfect Father’s Day gift for any fans of historical action and adventure stories.

The Flashman stories follow the fortunes of Harry Flashman after he was expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby School in the late 1830s.

This first volume describes his early career as soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward and hero – from his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan’s hussars to his exile in India, his adventures as a reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan, his scandalous behaviour in bed and battle, and his foulest hour when he takes part in the historic disaster of the Retreat from Kabul.

This is the story of a classic blackguard who enjoyed villainy for its own sake. It’s shameless, exciting and funny.

Bookmark is currently selling Flashman for £3 off its recommended retail price of £14.99 with a further 20 per cent discount with the voucher contained in the Spalding Guardian of June 5 taking the price to £9.59.