George MacDonald Fraser
Sue Lawley's castaway is writer George MacDonald Fraser.
This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the writer George MacDonald Fraser. When George MacDonald Fraser decided to write about Flashman, the well-known bully in Tom Brown's Schooldays, he found the perfect star for a series of Victorian adventures - from the Opium Wars and Custer's Last Stand to the Charge of the Light Brigade. Eleven books later, the caddish Flashman now boasts a huge following all over the world.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Title Music for the Adventures of Robin Hood by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Book: Complete Oxford English Dictionary