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  • Author Existence Failure: Fraser's recent passing likely means it will never be known if he actually planned to write a novel of Flashman's American Civil War adventures, or if it was only a Noodle Incident along the same lines as Sherlock Holmes' "missing cases". It would be interesting to know what the plot was of the novel GMF announced he was researching about six months before his death, but his estate/publishers/relatives aren't telling.
    • Fraser indicated in various interviews (see here) that he found the Civil War a "colossal bore" and researching it tiresome. Considering this, and that several of his later novels featured events never alluded to in earlier books (eg. Flashman on the March), one may conclude Fraser never intended to write the Civil War novel.
    • Around 2007, Celtic films announced they were developing a miniseries adaptation of Flashman at the Charge, to be written by Fraser himself. This project apparently fell apart after Fraser's death.
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  • Referenced by...: The Ciaphas Cain novels by Sandy Mitchell, set in the Warhammer 40,000 setting, are loosely inspired by Flashman, though Ciaphas is considerably less of an asshole.

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