The Reavers by George MacDonald Fraser

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After twelve gloriously scandalous Flashman novels, the incomparable George MacDonald Fraser gives us a totally hilarious tale of derring-do from a different era.

It's the turn of the seventeenth century (sort of) in the wild Borderlands of Scotland. The irresistible Lady Godiva Dacre and her "chocolate-box pretty" companion Mistress Kylie Delishe find themselves caught between the dashing Bonny Gilderoy (think Johnny Depp on a horse in a tunic) and Archie Noble (Steve McQueen in Elizabethan garb). A casket of jewels, an accidental murder, and an estate at risk are the order of the day. Amidst preposterous alliances and ridiculous complications of the heart, our heroines discover a fiendish Spanish plot to overthrow the king. What ensues is an utterly uproarious thrill ride filled with lecherous mischief, diabolical intrigue, and a cast of supporting characters that only George Fraser could deliver.


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About George MacDonald Fraser

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George MacDonald Fraser was born in England and educated in Scotland. He served in a Highland regiment in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to his books, he has written screenplays, including The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film Octopussy. He died in 2008.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published April 7, 2009 by Anchor. 290 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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George MacDonald Fraser’s final salvo, with anachronistic flourishes and sentences one could drive a coach through.

Jun 08 2008 | Read Full Review of The Reavers

Charleston City Paper

Which is why they helpfully provide along with review copies of their books a single printed sheet containing blurbs — reassuring reactions to the book by others who haven’t read it.

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