The Fighting Flanagans

By Nicholas Marrat (Reginald Alec Martin)
A short story
First Published 1964 by Golden Pleasure Books
Illustrated by Pat Nevin

The Flanagans and the Caseys meet at the Clay Pit - but family rivalries can be put on 'hold' when an adventure beckons . . .
The short story first appeared in A Book of Boys' Stories By Robert Bateman and Nicholas Marrat, which was first published in 1964 and reprinted frequently until at least the mid 1990s. The editions after 1966 were published by Hamlyn.

The book originally held 25 stories and these were reduced to 23 for the 1966 3rd impression, and further reduced to 16 in 1979 for that year's 'abridged' edition.
at that time this story was dropped from the book, its pages being severely reduced in number.
Hence this story only appears in editions published between 1964 and 1978

More details of the different editions can be found on the book's page via the Index.


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