Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Imperial roughneck (ret)

…and if you think it odd she should confide in the likes of us, the retired imperial roughneck of heroic record but dubious repute, and the Glasgow merchant’s daughter . . . well, you don’t know our late lamented Queen Empress.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.14, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.

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