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The Speedicut Papers - Book 9 (1900-1915):
Author: Christopher Joll
In this, the final volume of the memoirs of Jasper Speedicut, the old soldier and courtier is deeply – and often hilariously – involved in the 1900 siege of the Peking legations, the death and funeral of Queen Victoria, the final days of Oscar Wilde, the removal to safety of the personal correspondence of the Dowager Empress of Germany, the sinking of RMS Titanic, the start of the First World War, and the fates of Mata Hari and Edith Cavell. Boxing Icebergs also solves the mystery of the manacled skeleton found on a building site in Leicestershire, first revealed in Flashman’s Secret, and the existence of an illegitimate son to carry on the Speedicut family’s adventures.