That's Me in the Middle

That's Me in the Middle : Volume II of the Bandy Papers

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Promoted from the rank of Acting Temporary Captain in a Royal Flying Corps training squadron to that of very temporary Lieutenant-Colonel in the Air Ministry, ace pilot Bartholomew Wolfe Bandy blots his copybook with an ill-considered speech, flies to Ireland by mistake, and is sent back to the chaos of the Western Front as a lieutenant with the 13th Bicycle Battalion (also known as "Captain Craig and the Forty Thieves"). Reclaimed by the newly-hatched RAF that had just been born on April Fools' Day, Bandy -- now a major -- survives Irish gun-runners, Bolshevik spies, and his honeymoon with only minor injuries and major embarrassment. "That's Me in the Middle" won Jack the second of his three Leacock Medals for Humour.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 404g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1927592208
  • 9781927592205

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Reviews of The Bandy Papers Series


"Funny. Very. Donald Jack has as light a touch with this fragile art as his hero has on the throttle of a Sopwith Camel. Excessive corn is avoided in favour of wit and a delight in life." - New York Times

"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

"For those to whom Bandy is a newcomer, what a treat is in store." - Toronto Star

"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

"I enjoyed every word . . . terrifically funny." - P.G. Wodehouse

"A comical tour de force." -Montreal Gazette

"Outrageously funny." -Hamilton Spectator

"To write good comedy is hard, and yet, when it is of such a high standard as in these two volumes, it does not appear in the least difficult." -Quill & Quire
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