Drawing the flies was always loads of fun. Note the poor SS liaison, trying to not see.

This is why I enjoy George McDonald Fraser’s army stories over his Flashman stories. I get tired of brutal silly after a few paragraphs, but these stories are perfectly balanced. And recognizable. To me, anyway.

This is why I can’t review books — I’m always aware I have to begin it with: ACCORDING TO MY TASTE before going on.

Or, as the Jesuit who wrote the wine guide said: “If YOU like Annie Greensprings, then it’s good wine.”