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9780006176756: The Sheik and the Dustbin

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

George MacDonald Fraser has written the stories of this regiment and its most infamous soldier, Private McAuslan, in three collections: The General Danced at Dawn, McAuslan in the Rough, and The Sheikh and the Dustbin. 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'. His tales, and the tales of his comrades-in-arms, are poignant at times, hilarious at others. They got the blaze under control, and probably only the gourmets noticed that the evening meal tasted of burned horse-hair. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership.

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0006176755

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The Sheikh and the Dustbin 'pursues the career of the great incompetent as he bauchles see Glossary across North Africa and Scotland, swinging his right arm in time with his right leg and tripping over his untied laces. He continued his disorderly advance, losing, soiling, or destroying his equipment, through the pages of' McAuslan in the Rough. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. . Please note this book is over 20 years old.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night or confronting Arab rioters, McAuslan's talent for catastrophe is as sure as ever. There was Fletcher, Glasgow spiv, dead shot, and platoon dandy, who kept my kit immaculate - and wore it himself in his sorties after female talent. The bet that involved his men being sent out to make their way by map to a bridge -- and put out a lamp on it as an additional challenge. I asked, not really wanting to know. From United Kingdom to U. They aren't bad; I don't think Fraser is capable of producing a bad story or novel. I sought for some task that should keep him at a safe distance from my belongings.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin by George MacDonald Fraser

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

About this Item: HarperCollins, 1996. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Instead I spoke sternly to Sergeant Telfer - who had the grace to admit that eagerness to get shot of McAuslan had warped his judgment - and told him I would engage replacements on a trial basis. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin by George MacDonald Fraser

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

Of all this I was happily ignorant at the time, and it gave me quite a start when I got my first view of him, crouched to attention in my doorway, eyeing me like a wary gargoyle preparing to wrestle; he always stood to attention like that, I was to discover; it was a gift, like his habit of swinging left arm and left leg in unison when marching. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers Limited. Dand MacNeill's aunt owns Wade's House, named after the British general who built the first road system north of the border with England through Scotland. The Sheikh and the Dustbin 'pursues the career of the great incompetent as he bauchles see Glossary across North Africa and Scotland, swinging his right arm in time with his right leg and tripping over his untied laces. And so we have some more adventures. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. My own bearer was called Timbooswami, son and grandson and great-grandson of bearers - and proud father of an Indian Army officer.

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9780006176756: The Sheik and the Dustbin

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

Together the three women build a strong friendship at the local language center. He continued his disorderly advance, losing, soiling, or destroying his equipment, through the pages of' McAuslan in the Rough. From United Kingdom to U. McAuslan narrates it in his usual dialect - for eight unbroken pages, and McAuslan isn't nearly as funny out of uniform. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. All this I learned when I got back from the range.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

His admirers already know him as court-martial defendant, ghost-catcher, star-crossed lover and golf caddie extraordinary; here he appears as the most unlikely of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the leader of the Riff Rebellion and even as Lance Corporal McAuslan, the Mad Tyrant of Three Section. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Dand MacNeill muses over the fortunes, mostly ill fortunes, of the Scottish national soccer team in the 1978 World Cup tournament in which Scotland was clobbered by Peru 3 - 1, drew against Iran, and suffered the indignity of having a player sent home on drug violations. He took a purposeful shuffle towards it, and I sprang to bar his way. George Macdonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Ending with an afterword in which Fraser recounts how he met up with his old Colonel at a book signing and when they had a drink after, the Colonel said that the notice that the regiment never existed, and all the characters were fictitious -- well, that was rot.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin by George MacDonald Fraser

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

Following an Army Education session in which MacNeill teaches all of his men how to read a compass and a map, he is sucked into bets with half the mess that his men, dropped by pairs out of enclosed trucks along the Mediterranean coast at night, cannot reach a selected point within a reasonable time. As was the custom of the time, he visited the families of a number of his fellow officers and the men of his platoon, telling the families about their sons, husbands, and brothers. Highly decorated, he holds both a Military Cross and a Military Medal, as well as Balkan decorations for valor and several campaign stars and medals. The spine may show signs of wear. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night or confronting Arab rioters, McAuslan's talent for catastrophe is as sure as ever. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy.

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The Sheik and the Dustbin by George MacDonald Fraser

the sheik and the dustbin fraser george macdonald

His admirers already know him as court-martial defendant, ghost-catcher, star-crossed lover and golf caddie extraordinary; here he appears as the most unlikely of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the leader of the Riff Rebellion and even as Lance Corporal McAuslan, the Mad Tyrant of Three Section. But before being taken away by the French, bin Aziz gives the Colonel a most precious gift. There was a butler once, about seven feet tall, with a bald head and frock coat, who received me at a front door; he looked me up and down and said: Good morning, sir. The series begins with Flashman, and is notable for the accuracy of the historical settings and praise from critics. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. This was the Tartan Caliban who had to be forcibly washed by his fellows and locked in cupboards during inspections, whom Telfer was wishing on me as batman.

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