These stories continue the career of Private McAuslan, described by his platoon commander as the biggest walking disaster to hit the British Army since Ancient Pistol, as he goes across North Africa and Scotland. George MacDonald Fraser is the author of the Flashman novels.
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 died in January 2008 at the age of 82.