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That's Me in the Middle (The Bandy Papers #2)

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Bartholomew Bandy has become an air ace. On the ground he causes disasters wherever he goes, but in the air he’s deadly, shooting down dozens of German planes in the course of thrilling aerial combats. To the amazement of all who know him he becomes Lieut. Col. Bandy and thanks to his new rank he meets all sorts of people, including his fiancee’s memorable family. As a han ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published August 8th 2001 by McClelland & Stewart (first published October 1st 1980)
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Louise
Oddly, Bandy is at his best when he is at the front, running down officers, stealing cars, and generally causing mayhem for the brass and Germans alike. A large part of this book was set at general headquarters, which was somewhat less interesting. Still would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good laugh.
Rita Parker
Sep 14, 2016 Rita Parker rated it really liked it
I didn't find it as funny as the first one but still killer.
David
Sep 02, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
The second book in Donald Jack's Bandy papers series, this is the novel that convinced me to read more of his works.

Set during the last year of the First World War (1914 - 1918), I have to say I found this book to be funnier than both the later installments in the series, and than the previous entry ("Three Cheers For Me"): indeed, this book was the cause of me getting some funny looks when I burst out laughing in work one lunch-time ...
Gabriele Wills
Dec 18, 2009 Gabriele Wills rated it really liked it
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A delightful, hilarious romp through WW1 with a most unlikely, bumbling hero, Bart Bandy. Witty and laugh-out-loud funny, this clever tale is nonetheless well rooted in fact, and thus manages to convey some of the harsh realities and inept leadership of that brutal war. I agree wholehearted with historian Jack Granatstein's comment: "The Bandy Papers deserve to be read in private where insane giggling can go unnoticed." I'm really looking forward to reading more of the Bandy books!
Scott Harris
Mar 24, 2013 Scott Harris rated it really liked it
This 1974 Stephen Leacock Award winning book is fun. The second in Jack's Bandy Papers collection, it features the fictional WWI war experiences of a Canadian soldier in the British air force. In addition to being clever and funny, it does a good job of capturing the more mundane experiences of the war and the sometimes slapstick quality of life in those dire times.
John
Bandy at his best (worst?). Gets in deep shit but comes out like a rose. Don't know why I waited 40 years to reread this series. On to number 3 of the Bandy Papers.
Martha
Apr 17, 2012 Martha rated it it was ok
P.G. Wodehouse Canadian-style
Scott G
very funny why has it not been made into a movie???
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Bandy Papers (9 books)
  • Three Cheers for Me (The Bandy Papers, #1)
  • It's Me Again (The Bandy Papers, #3)
  • Me Bandy, You Cissie (The Bandy Papers, #4)
  • Me Too (The Bandy Papers, #5)
  • This One's on Me (The Bandy Papers, #6)
  • Me So Far (The Bandy Papers, #7)
  • Hitler vs. Me (The Bandy Papers, #8)
  • Stalin vs. Me (The Bandy Papers, #9)

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