Flashman's Lady adds a new twist to the well-set format of the Flashman series—Flashman's wife Elspeth is (SPOILERS!) kidnapped and throughout Flashman's memoirs extracts from Elspeth's diary are inserted. The historical backdrop of this volume is the reign of Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar and fighting pirates in Borneo. And I don't know if I'm just becoming inured to Flashman after six of these novels, or if Fraser lightened him up over the years, but I'm really starting to get into this books as adventures and not quite noticing how incredibly terrible of a person Flashman is.
FuzzyCo grade: A-