The author of the famous Flashman Papers and the Private McAuslan stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous films, most notably The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film, Octopussy.
'The sense of front-line danger is palpable and the smell of
action is remarkable. His descriptions of the sudden violent
actions are breathtaking. This is battle as it is done'
Melvyn Bragg, Evening Standard
'Fraser's is quite the most vividly realistic account of the
sharp end of the war in Burma that I have read... If you have
enjoyed Fraser's Flashman books you will enjoy the racy, pacy,
utterly authentic account of far away long ago soldiering'
John Mellors, London Magazine
'This is a book as good as anything Fraser has written... A
moving and penetrating contribution to the literature of the Burma
Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph
'A brilliantly entertaining read, with all the narrative power,
gift for dialogue and surprising twists and turns that would be
expected of Flashman's creator'
Gary Mead, Financial Times