Previous discussion, Flashman  series by George MacDonald Fraser. Date of meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 8. The exploits of Sir Harry Flashman of the British army as he spies for the U.S. government. In 1859 he is made to join John Brown's army to stop the abolitionist leader from raiding the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, the government fearing a civil war. Plenty of commentary on U.S. social mores of the day.