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Put Out More Flags is Waugh's superb send-up of "smart" England, the bohemian crowd, as World War II approaches. Making a return appearance, Basil Seal this time insinuates himself into an odd but profitable role in the country's mobilization.

Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, bad, and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life - his sister, his mother, and his mistress. When Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany, it seems the perfect opportunity for more action and adventure. So Basil follows the call to arms and sets forth to enjoy his finest hour - as a war hero.

Basil's instincts for self-preservation come to the fore as he insinuates himself into the Ministry of Information and a little-known section of Military Security. With Europe frozen in the "phoney war", when will Basil's big chance to fight finally arrive?

©1970 Laura Waugh (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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Wickedly Funny

I’ve read several books by Waugh and this one was among my favorites. It drips with satire and sarcasm. It isn’t a book that leaves you feeling happy , but it does make you laugh at the irony in life. Excellent narration, too!

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Waugh is lovely

Always spectacular prose even in a short work such as this. Clears the palate from the constant butchery of the English language.