Now here's a thing: a chance to buy a writer's library (or part thereof).
London booksellers Heywood Hill are selling George MacDonald Fraser's working library, "over 2500 books including the historical source material and fictional influences for all his work, not least the incomparable Flashman novels". Follow the link above for more information, including some of what is included in the sale.
I like the autobiographical lines Heywood Hill have chosen for their page -
"Anyway, for whatever reason, the bug of the senachie, the Highland teller of tales, seems to have bitten me early, and has never let go."
and on editing:
"I am not normally receptive to suggestions, which I suppose makes me an editor’s nightmare. I make no apology for this; they're my books..."
George MacDonald Fraser's daughter Caro Fraser is a writer, too, and I have on my shelf, though as yet unread, The Pupil, the first of her series of novels of legal life, all of which look very appealing. Do you know them?