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  1. Smiting the Bear: The Last Stand of Comrade Fox (The Life and Times of Archibald Brinsley Fox Book 2)
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  2. Smiting the Bear: The Last Stand of Comrade Fox (The Life and Times of Archibald Brinsley Fox Book 2)

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Smiting the Bear is the journal of Archibald Fox’s extraordinary adventures in the Russian wasteland of 1920-21. Known in his day as a spy, thief, forger, womaniser and saxophonist, Fox was an unlikely witness to this dark, forgotten time.
Determined to steal a Fabergé Egg and seduce the former mistress of Vladimir Lenin, he remained in Russia when the other Revolutionary tourists fled. He is forced to witness elaborate torture, celebrated by an entire village. He is compelled to partake in the new cuisine; cannibalism. He is petrified in the ghost cities by hunger, madness, apparatchiks and the feral tribes of orphans who roam the streets killing innocents for kicks. He is press ganged into a Red Army unit, arrested by secret police, signed up to a peasant militia and uncharacteristically devastated by love.
With his desires thwarted, Fox stumbles into the last great uprising in Bolshevized Russia. He knows it’s a tragic farce. Alas, there is no way out…


Don’t have a clue. Haven’t read it.
- The Back-of-Beyond Bugle

Brilliant! (according to the press officer who keeps flirting with me)
- The Wee Issue

Dazzling, or to put it another way, brilliant. Actually, dazzling is fine.
- The Made-up Times

Brilliant... couldn’t read on the train because of the embarrassment of guffawing so much... a book that will stay with you... stayed up to finish it... new voice in literature... a cross between one really good writer and another really good writer who is very different from the first really good writer... horribly contrived metaphor... pretentiously obscure reference... haughty use of lame superlatives... brilliant... bla bla bla....
- Granta

Yes, yes, it’s brilliant (and mine’s a Guinness)
- The Author’s Best Friend

All very well if you like Lefty ravings and care a whit about Johnny Foreigner’s silly ideas.
- The Daily Mail

Predictably dreary right-wing propaganda. Why can’t everyone just be as clever as this newspaper?
- The Guardian

Can’t make head nor tail of it. It’s got sub-clauses, figures of speech and perfect spelling. I’m completely lost.
- The Interweb Thingie


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