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19th May '13 9:31:36 PM PaulA
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George [=MacDonald=] Fraser (1925 - 2008) was a British writer known for his humorous historical fiction. Best known for the ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series, he also wrote the ''Literature/McAuslan'' series (inspired by his military service in the 1940s, which also resulted in the non-fiction memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'') and several stand-alone novels.

He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Richard Lester's ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'' and sequels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[Literature/{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the Victorian fantasy author Creator/GeorgeMacDonald.
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Works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser provide page quotes for:

* AncientEgypt
* EvilBrit
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!!Works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series
* ''ThePyrates''
* ''Literature/McAuslan''
* ''Literature/TheSteelBonnets''

!!Other works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser provide examples of:

* BarbarianTribe: Scottish Bordermen in ''The Reavers'' and ''The Candlemass Road''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma an OldSoldier who had once been a {{Hired Gun|s}}. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.
* BloodKnight: The author met one of these in World War II. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.
* DeadpanSnarker: the author
* KukrisAreKool: Fraser carried one through the Burma campaign. He said he preferred it to a machete.
* MyGirlBackHome: Discussed in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: GMF was simply not a progressive sort on this front. His later memoirs - ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' and ''Light's On At Signpost'' especially - are increasingly full of snark directed at political correctness. He is no knee-jerk, though. While he threatens throughout ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' to deliver a fiery politically incorrect opinion on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when he gets down to cases he notes with approval that the V-J Day 50th anniversary celebrations were mercifully free of moralizing on the subject. He also posits a hypothetical scenario in which he and his squadmates in Burma are presented with the full ramifications of the bombings and given the choice to drop the bombs or continue their ground war. Fraser theorizes that his comrades would grouse and moan at extreme length - and then prepare to march on up the road rather than see the bombs dropped.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Scottish and English Bordermen in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''; they are actually referred to as "A martial race of men".
* RegencyEngland: The setting of ''Black Ajax''.
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George [=MacDonald=] Fraser (1925 - 2008) was a British writer known for his humorous historical fiction. Best known for the ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series, he also wrote the ''Literature/McAuslan'' series (inspired by his military service in the 1940s, which also resulted in the non-fiction memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'') and several stand-alone novels.

He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Richard Lester's ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'' and sequels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[Literature/{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the Victorian fantasy author Creator/GeorgeMacDonald.
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Works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser provide page quotes for:

* AncientEgypt
* EvilBrit
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!!Works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series
* ''ThePyrates''
* ''Literature/McAuslan''
* ''Literature/TheSteelBonnets''

!!Other works by George [=MacDonald=] Fraser provide examples of:

* BarbarianTribe: Scottish Bordermen in ''The Reavers'' and ''The Candlemass Road''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma an OldSoldier who had once been a {{Hired Gun|s}}. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.
* BloodKnight: The author met one of these in World War II. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.
* DeadpanSnarker: the author
* KukrisAreKool: Fraser carried one through the Burma campaign. He said he preferred it to a machete.
* MyGirlBackHome: Discussed in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: GMF was simply not a progressive sort on this front. His later memoirs - ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' and ''Light's On At Signpost'' especially - are increasingly full of snark directed at political correctness. He is no knee-jerk, though. While he threatens throughout ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' to deliver a fiery politically incorrect opinion on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when he gets down to cases he notes with approval that the V-J Day 50th anniversary celebrations were mercifully free of moralizing on the subject. He also posits a hypothetical scenario in which he and his squadmates in Burma are presented with the full ramifications of the bombings and given the choice to drop the bombs or continue their ground war. Fraser theorizes that his comrades would grouse and moan at extreme length - and then prepare to march on up the road rather than see the bombs dropped.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Scottish and English Bordermen in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''; they are actually referred to as "A martial race of men".
* RegencyEngland: The setting of ''Black Ajax''.
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19th May '13 9:23:01 PM PaulA
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George [=MacDonald=] Fraser (1925 - 2008) was a British writer known for his humorous historical fiction. Best known for the ''{{Flashman}}'' series, he also wrote the ''McAuslan'' series (inspired by his military service in the 1940s, which also resulted in the non-fiction memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'') and several stand-alone novels.

He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Richard Lester's ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'' and sequels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.

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George [=MacDonald=] Fraser (1925 - 2008) was a British writer known for his humorous historical fiction. Best known for the ''{{Flashman}}'' ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series, he also wrote the ''McAuslan'' ''Literature/McAuslan'' series (inspired by his military service in the 1940s, which also resulted in the non-fiction memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'') and several stand-alone novels.

He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Richard Lester's ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'' ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'' and sequels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} ''[[Literature/{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.



* ''{{Flashman}}'' series

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* ''{{Flashman}}'' ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' series



* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma an OldSoldier who had once been a HiredGun. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.
* BloodKnight: The author met one of these in WorldWarII. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma an OldSoldier who had once been a HiredGun.{{Hired Gun|s}}. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.
* BloodKnight: The author met one of these in WorldWarII.World War II. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.



* KukrisAreKool
* MyGirlBackHome
* NepaliWithNastyKnives: The author met a number of these in Burma. He also had one who was a friend of his at officers school.
* OopNorth

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* KukrisAreKool
* MyGirlBackHome
* NepaliWithNastyKnives: The author met a number of these in Burma. He also had
KukrisAreKool: Fraser carried one who was through the Burma campaign. He said he preferred it to a friend of his at officers school.
machete.
* OopNorthMyGirlBackHome: Discussed in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''.



* ProudWarriorRace: Scottish and English Bordermen in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''; they are actually referred to as "A martial race of men".
* RegencyEngland

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* ProudWarriorRace: ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Scottish and English Bordermen in ''Quartered Safe Out Here''; they are actually referred to as "A martial race of men".
* RegencyEnglandRegencyEngland: The setting of ''Black Ajax''.
19th May '13 2:02:55 PM JenBurdoo
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* BarbarianTribe: Scottish Bordermen in ''The Reavers''
* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma, an OldSoldier who had once been a HiredGun. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.

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* BarbarianTribe: Scottish Bordermen in ''The Reavers''
Reavers'' and ''The Candlemass Road''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''Quartered Safe Out Here'' the author meets in Burma, Burma an OldSoldier who had once been a HiredGun. This man guards the author's winnings after a card game. The Author also learns that this particular man had been sending his pay home for twenty years to take care of his little brother.
5th Mar '13 2:10:23 AM MacronNotes
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* BloodKnight. Perhaps even HeroicSociopath: The author met one of these in WorldWarII. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.

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* BloodKnight. Perhaps even HeroicSociopath: BloodKnight: The author met one of these in WorldWarII. He was sent to an outpost to carry a rocket launcher that the commander had ordered from headquarters, to blow up escaping enemy river barges. This commander was an eccentric sapper with a ragtag band of local mercenaries, and he absolutely ''loved'' killing Japanese.
27th Jan '13 2:51:16 PM AnotherDuck
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* {{Flashman}} series

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* {{Flashman}} ''{{Flashman}}'' series



* McAuslan

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* McAuslan''Literature/McAuslan''
14th Nov '12 10:00:39 AM Jeduthun
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] the Victorian fantasy author Creator/GeorgeMacDonald.
17th May '12 9:58:16 PM PaulA
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He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', RichardLester's film versions of ''TheThreeMusketeers'' novels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.

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He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', RichardLester's film versions of ''TheThreeMusketeers'' novels, Richard Lester's ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'' and sequels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.
11th May '12 12:23:51 AM erforce
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He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the JamesBond film ''{{Octopussy}}'', RichardLester's film versions of ''TheThreeMusketeers'' novels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.

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He also worked as a screenwriter, writing or co-writing the screenplays to the JamesBond Film/JamesBond film ''{{Octopussy}}'', ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', RichardLester's film versions of ''TheThreeMusketeers'' novels, and Lester's film version of Fraser's own ''[[{{Flashman}} Royal Flash]]'', among others.
18th Feb '12 3:18:32 PM jatay3
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* DeadpanSnarker: the author
16th Feb '12 6:14:45 PM PaulA
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