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Flashman and the Cobra

(2012)
(The second book in the Flashman series)
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This is the second instalment in the life story of Thomas Flashman, the uncle of the notorious Victorian rogue Harry Flashman, whose memoirs have already been published; edited by George MacDonald Fraser.

Thomas shares many of the family traits, particularly the ability to find himself reluctantly at the sharp end of many major events of his age. This book takes him to territory familiar to readers of his nephew's adventures in India, during the second Mahratta war. It also includes an illuminating visit to Paris during the Peace of Amiens in 1802.

As you might expect, Flashman is embroiled in treachery and scandal from the outset and, despite his very best endeavours, is often in the thick of the action. He intrigues with generals, warlords, fearless warriors, nomadic bandit tribes, highland soldiers and not least - a four-foot-tall former Nautch dancer, who led the only Mahratta troops to leave the battlefield of Assaye in good order.

Flashman, gives an illuminating account with a unique perspective. It details feats of incredible courage, (not his, obviously), reckless folly, and sheer good luck that were to change the future of India and the career of a general who would later win a war in Europe.

    

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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flashman and the Cobra (Adventures of Thomas Flashman)
Author(s): Robert Brightwell
ISBN: 1-78299-005-4 / 978-1-78299-005-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: FeedaRead.com
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flashman and the Cobra: Adventures of Thomas Flashman
Author(s): Robert Brightwell
Publisher: Henlow Publishing Limited
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flashman and the Cobra: Adventures of Thomas Flashman
Author(s): Robert Brightwell
Publisher: Henlow Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flashman and the Cobra: Adventures of Thomas Flashman
Author(s): Robert Brightwell
Publisher: Henlow Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flashman and the Cobra (Adventures of Thomas Flashman Book 2)
Author(s): Robert Brightwell
Publisher: Grinning Bandit Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA