Captain in Calico

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Mysterious Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802125521

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About the Author

George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008) was the author of the bestselling Flashman series. Born in England and raised in Scotland, he served in the Highland regiment in India, Africa, and the Middle East. He also wrote screenplays, including The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy.

Reviews

Praise for Captain in Calico

"A forgotten novel, written 60 years ago and found locked away in a fireproof safe in [Fraser's] old study, is finally to make it into print . . . Full of the influences of the writers he loved as a boy--Rafael Sabatini, PC Wren, GA Henty, Sir Walter Scott."--Guardian (UK)

"Fraser [is] the world's greatest storyteller, combining the best of P.G. Wodehouse, Alexandre Dumas and Great Game chronicler Peter Hopkirk . . . Captain incorporates piracy's tried-and-true hallmarks--treasure, treachery, intermittent romance and high-seas mutiny."--Wall Street Journal

"Capt. Jack Rackham arrives on the page fearless and fully formed . . . An entertaining story laced with historical references."--Kirkus Reviews

"[An] energetic tale of piracy and peril . . . suspenseful."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for George MacDonald Fraser:

"One of the masterly comic writers of the 20th century."--Wall Street Journal

"A novelistic gallop through history and imagination. . . . Fraser can easily juggle Conan Doyle and Holmes, Fleming and Bond, Wodehouse and Wooster, and Chandler and Marlowe."--Vanity Fair

"A master of high jinks, an unabashedly nostalgic fan of dueling adventure and boudoir romance, a knowledgeable, witty and ebullient ransacker of historical fiction."--New York Times Book Review, on The Pyrates
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