Author: George MacDonald Fraser
ISBN13: 978-0330029117
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Language: English
Category: World
Publisher: PAN; Second Printing, Canadian Edition edition (1974)
Pages: 192

THE GENERAL DANCED AT DAWN by George MacDonald Fraser

George MacDonald Fraser. Tom Brown’s School Days and Flashman. George MacDonald Fraser. Quartered Safe Out Here. carousel previous carousel next. The general view throughout the Army was that they weren’t fit to select bus conductors, let alone officers, but that is by the way. One of the most unpleasant features of a Selection Board was that you were on test literally all the time. At meal times, for instance, there was an examining officer at each table of about six candidates, so we all drank our soup with exaggerated care, offered each other the salt with ponderous politeness, and talked on a plane so lofty that by comparison a conversation in the Athenaeum Club would have sounded like an argument in a gin-mill.

Start by marking The General Danced at Dawn as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The book has a weak overall story arc, consisting of a set of anecdotes about various incidents, as McNeill makes his way from Burma, via the Middle East, to Edinburgh. Told in a light-hearted fashion, each of the stories has a humorous tone, being more amusing than laugh-out loud, as McNeill blunders through various scr The General Danced at Dawn is the first book in a set of three semi-fictional memoirs of Lieutenant Dand McNeill, based on the first-hand experiences of George Macdonald Fraser. If George MacDonald Fraser wasn't dead, I'd be wanting to bear his bairns. This is perfectly weighted writing, and will touch a nostalgic nerve with anyone who has ever been lumbered with a billet full of Glaswegians.

The General Danced at Dawn is a collection of short stories by George MacDonald Fraser, narrated by Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, a young officer in a fictional Scottish battalion of the British Army, part of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division. It is a generally fond depiction of army life in the period just after World War II. It was published first during 1970. The stories were based on Fraser's own time as an officer of the Gordon Highlanders in Libya at that time.

a funny and true look at a platoon commander's lot. By Thriftbooks. com User, September 16, 1997.

George MacDonald Fraser served in a Highland regiment in India and the Middle East, and worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. He is the author of numerous novels, including Flashman and the series, The Flashman Papers, and films, most notably The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film, Octopussy. Next to Quartered Safe Out Here, Fraser's book on the Burma Campaign, these books are second to none for anyone who wants to understand the rhythms of army life, the humor of the barracks and the traditions of soldiering.

George MacDonald Fraser. HarperCollins UK, 29 нояб. com/books/about/The General Danced at Dawn. html?hl ru&id AbcWlsEOWXMC. From the author of the Flashman series. For the first time in ebook format, a collection of short stories by the bestselling author George MacDonald Fraser. Пользовательский отзыв - themythicalcodfish - LibraryThing  . Библиографические данные. The General Danced at Dawn.

Wodehouse’ Daily Telegraph. As well as providing a fine assortment of treats, George MacDonald Fraser is a marvellous reporter and a first-rate historical novelist’ Kingsley Amis.

Library descriptions. No library descriptions found. Profile View CV. View PDF. book Fiction. UK & Comm HarperCollins. Private McAuslan demonstrates his unfitness for the service in The General Danced at Dawn, the first in a trilogy that could do for the Scots what P G Wodehouse did for the English.

Reviews: 7
George MacDonald Fraser is one of my favorite authors. "The General Danced at Dawn" was turned into a movie shown on TV. I have not been able to track down the movie, but have enjoyed the book tremendously.
As a young Lieutenant in a highland regiment posted to North Africa, Fraser recounts his adventures, the characters and the essence of the army life he encountered.

It is so accurate it took me back to when I was a young 19 year old Lieutenant. I showed it to my father who had been in the army in the 1930s and he spent the whole day laughing.

Next to Quartered Safe Out Here, Fraser's book on the Burma Campaign, these books are second to none for anyone who wants to understand the rhythms of army life, the humor of the barracks and the traditions of soldiering.

I can't recommend these books more highly!
If Fraser ever published anything disappointing, this isn't it.
Fraser has written a fantastically humorous account of a Scottish Highland regiment out in the Middle-East and then back in Scotland. The ending with a comical court-martial is the highlight of the book.

I read this book when I was 18 and then sought it out and read it again 20 years later.
Great read with some good laughs.
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read.
Great writer..never disappoints and this was one of my favourites.
It attempts to be a comedy and succeeds minimally.