marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

McAuslan In The Rough

McAuslan In The Rough by George MacDonald Fraser

More humorous tales about life in the Highland regiment.  Still posing, in this book, as pure fiction.

One tale does indeed revolve about golf, and features McAuslan, the world's dirtiest soldiers.  But we also get adventures rousting all the soldiers out of town on a smallpox scare, how they acquired their first black piper, a compeition quiz, Arabs with treasure, the way the subalterns got woken up on Friday and how that stopped, and even ending with his being mustered out.  (Yes, there's a third book.  Since it's just short stories, apparently temporal sequence is not a high consideration.)
Tags: fiction reviews: military, fiction reviews: mundane

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