Donald Jack, Robin Gabrielli (narrator)
Despite designing his own amphibious aircraft, the Gander – a machine almost as alarming looking as its horse-faced maker – ex-WWI ace Bartholomew Bandy is failing to make a fortune in his hometown of Gallop.
The only work he finds is flying bootleg liquor into the USA. In desperation (what else?) he stands as a local MP and in desperation (why else?) they vote him in. But after spilling the beans on a bunch of government members indulging in Prohibition corruption, Bart’s soon cordially hated by everyone up to the Prime Minister – can he really be naïve enough to believe party propaganda that the people must be told the truth?
So Bart’s goose – or gander – is cooked, and the resulting mess can be summed up as whisky galore!
With the blackest of black comedy and seat-of-the pants escapades, Donald Jack’s series about a young pilot is uniquely funny and compelling.
What people are saying about The Bandy Papers:
“Reading can lead to involuntary bursts of loud laughter.”
“Very descriptive, full of air combats and written with a fine eye for period detail . . . there is quite simply no finer book of its kind. Highly recommended.”
“It is clear that Bandy likely should’ve been killed several times, but very likely the Grim Reaper was laughing too hard to hold his scythe straight . . .”
“Hysterically funny! . . . each book is another installment in the continuing saga of a Canadian and his adventures in war, the world, and women.”
“I have yet to find another author with the wit and humor of Donald Jack.”
“I enjoyed every word . . . terrifically funny.” P.G. Wodehouse
“Jack does more than play it for laughs . . . The mingling of humor and horror is like a clown tap-dancing on a coffin, but Jack is skillful enough to get away with it.” Time Magazine
“Funny. Very. Donald Jack has as light a touch with this fragile art as his hero has on throttle of a Sopwith Camel. Excessive corn is avoided in favour of wit and a delight in life.” New York Times
“Bartholomew Bandy is the most remarkable hero (or anti-hero) since Harold Lloyd impersonated the Freshman.” Chicago Tribune
“To know Bandy is to love him . . . you tend to gallop through and come hurtling out at the end panting for more.” The Sunday Sun
“For those to whom Bandy is a newcomer, what a treat is in store.” Toronto Star