A sad loss, his Flashman books should be compulsory reading for secondary school pupils, a shame we will never find out what "Flash Harry" did get up to during the ACW! Fought for the Blue and the Grey as only Flashy could!
His well written, well researched and very funny books have brought me a lot of pleasure. I had read most of his books and 3 years ago, before checking into hospital for a bit of spinal surgery I bought to rest. They got me through my recovery even when it hurt to laugh. Occasionally I had to look things up, being from the wrong side of the pond but well worth it.
His Macauslan books are wonderful reading. A loss for all who like military history. or who like to laugh.