FLASHMAN PAPAERS VOLUME EIGHT
Flashman and the Dragon Volume Eight of the Flashman Papers.
More from the Flashman papers editted by George Macdonald FraserChina, 1860, and Flashman wins the trust of an English vicar's wife to run a cargo of opium for her husband. Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief recuits Flashman who ends up the Emperor's concubine. They take Harry take him at face value and he takes them for all he can. Colonel Flashman, who beds and connives his way through the Imperial and rebel courts and battlefields of the Taiping revolution.