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Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls!

05 Jul

Boyd Anderson's 2008 novel from Penquin Books Australia:

                           

Errol, Fidel And The Cuban Rebel Girls
Author: Boyd Anderson

Category: Fiction
Release Date: 02/08/2010
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978 0 7022 3856 7

Based on true events, Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls recreates one of the 20th century’s great untold stories.

Cuba, 1959: In the final year of his life, Errol Flynn found time for one last adventure. The dashing star of many Hollywood films had always longed to be a real hero. Fidel Castro was the genuine article, and now he was looking for fame. What each man had the other wanted and, as revolution raged around them, the stage was set for an explosive encounter.

Cuba is on the brink of revolution and Errol Flynn is there making what will be his final film. When they meet, Errol is involved in the latest in a long line of relationships with under-age women, while Fidel is ready to march triumphantly into Havana after overthrowing the Batista government. Within days of the coup, Errol is chased out of Cuba with a firing squad and Fidel hot on his heels.

Featuring a full cast of Hollywood movie stars, beautiful women, Cuban revolutionaries and New York mobsters, Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls is the story of two men at the opposite ends of astonishing careers. It is a story with two heroes … but there is only ever room for one…

Thanks to Films of Errol Flynn on Facebook!

— David DeWitt

 
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  1. Anonymous

    July 5, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Sounds interesting – has anybody read it and could tell us if it is as good as it sounds?

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  2. Anonymous

    July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I read this eight months ago.
    My recollection…
    It read like a sequel to MWWW, told first person by an already dead Errol!
    Not a great book but an intelligent, unusual work of imagination.
    Students and followers of Flynn's life will appreciate the affectionate tone, and there's some original research behind the necessarily fictional thoughts and motivations.
    The known facts are fantastic enough and the author fleshes them out with mostly convincing invention and some fresh viewpoints.
    Quite a few somber notes throughout; instructive rather than entertaining; generally satisfying. Nice tribute to Beverly Aadland.

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  3. Anonymous

    July 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you very much for this very interesting review!!!!

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  4. Anonymous

    July 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I'm actually reading this book at the moment. I'm not sure at the moment about whether I like it or not. I think this is mainly due to the fact that most of the narrative is fictitious. Hopefully I will have made my mind up by the time I've finished it!

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  5. Anonymous

    July 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Well, hopefully! Please come back here then and tell us how you liked it! It's always good to hear different people's opinion before buying a book…

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  6. Anonymous

    December 29, 2011 at 3:26 am

    This book is a nook book through Barnes and Noble. I am going to get this book to read on my computer about Errol.

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  7. Anonymous

    December 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Let us know Mary Ann how you like it!

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