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New book for Flashman author

Long-lost novel found at home to be published posthumously

Fans are eagerly awaiting the publication of a lost-novel by a Manx-based bestselling author.

George MacDonald Fraser, most famous for his Flashman novels, died in 2008 – but after his death his family says they’ve now unearthed a new unpublished manuscript.

The novel, written 60 years ago, was locked away in a fireproof safe in his old study at his former home in Baldrine and will now make it into print.

They say Captain in Calico, based on the story of real-life pirate John Rackham, will be published on September 10.

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