The Complete Mcauslan by George Macdonald FraserThe Complete Mcauslan by George Macdonald Fraser

The Complete Mcauslan

byGeorge Macdonald Fraser

Paperback | June 2, 2008

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George MacDonald Fraser's hilarious stories of the most disastrous soldier in the British Army - collected together for the first time in one volume.Private McAuslan, J., the Dirtiest Soldier in the Word (alias the Tartan Caliban, or the Highland Division's answer to the Pekin Man) first demonstrated his unfitness for service in The General Danced at Dawn. He continued his disorderly advance, losing, soiling or destroying his equipment, through the pages of McAuslan in the Rough. The final volume, The Sheikh and the Dustbin, pursues the career of the great incompetent as he shambles across North African and Scotland, swinging his right arm in time with his right leg and tripping over his untied laces.His admirers know him as court-martial defendant, ghost-catcher, star-crossed lover and golf caddie extraordinary. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night or confronting Arab rioters, McAuslan's talent for catastrophe is guaranteed. Now, for the first time, the inimitable McAuslan stories are collected together in one glorious volume.
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 numeous films, most notably 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Four Musketeers', and the James Bond film, 'Octopussy'. George Macdonald Fraser die...
Title:The Complete McauslanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pagesPublished:June 2, 2008Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006513719

ISBN - 13:9780006513711

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From Our Editors

The army is always looking for a few good men - but they sometimes wind up with some bad ones. Unfortunately, Private McAuslan fits into this category. From losing, destroying and soiling his equipment to tripping over his laces, McAuslan sends his superiors into fits. The Complete McAuslan is the story of the man who has many talents - including ghost catching and being an exceptional golf caddy - but is the worst soldier of all time. George MacDonald Fraser now brings readers a collection of McAuslan`s most infamous moments.  

Editorial Reviews

'It's great fun and rings true: a Highland Fling of a book'Eric Linklater'Twenty-five years have not dimmed Mr Fraser's recollections of those hectic days of soldiering. One takes leave of his characters with real and grateful regret'Sir Bernard Fergusson, Sunday Times