Three Cheers for Me (The Bandy Papers, #1)
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Three Cheers for Me (The Bandy Papers #1)

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  12 reviews
It is 1916. Bartholomew Bandy, fourth-year medical student, decides that it is time to join the War. The prim young Canadian expects that he will have few problems remaining clean and virtuous. But he is aware that his bland, horse-like face drives people crazy, and that he has a certain tendency to be accident-prone. How will the war affect him, and vice versa? The realit...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 28th 2001 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 1962)
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Undeservedly obscure, this book kicks off the series of novels that follow Bartholomew Bandy and his military exploits from WWI through WWII. The stolid and cheerful Bandy, son of a rural Canadian pastor, finds himself shipped off to Europe to serve in the infantry, armed with much advice about protecting his feet and strict parental commands to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and sex. He promises to do so. He tries to keep his promises, but he fails through a series of accidents or through the ge...more
Lynn Dove
Quirky, laugh out loud exploits of one of the most endearing, bumbling characters I have ever come across in a book. He is Mr. Bean, all three of the "Stooges" and Red Skelton rolled into one! He is also Canadian! Great Read!
B Sausser
I've read and thoroughly enjoyed this book several times over the past forty years. It's like a visit with an old friend.
Gabriele Wills
A clever and hilarious look at World War 1 that is, at the same time, filled with facts. Bartholomew Bandy is an unlikely but delightful and unforgettable "hero". Not as side-splitting as the second book in the series, it is still laugh-out-loud funny.
I probably would have given it 3 stars, had it not been a Canadian book. Being Canadian automatically gets you an extra star. Good book. Will probably read the rest of the Bandy Papers books.
Cheryl Cowtan
I read this book when I was a rebellious teenager who was too cool for school. BUT I wasn't too cool for this book. It was hilarious! A definite re-read for the future.
Fantastic. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this author before. I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series ASAP.
Okay. Maybe I'm cheating but it is still good to go back and re-read a classic. And this is one.
Reading Terry Fallis reminds me of Donald Jack wonderfully funny Bandy Papers series.
Very funny book. Loved that it was a story of a Canadian during WW1.
Orla Hegarty
Anyone that can make WWI funny has talent. Many lol moments.
A hoot. It probably helps to have an interest in/knowledge of WWI.
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Novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter. Best known for his "Bandy Papers" novels about WWI ace Bartholomew Bandy, which won Jack the Leacock award three times for volumes of the series. Also penned the first modern play performed at the Stratford Festival of Canada, and wrote numerous scripts for television and radio.
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