That's Me In The Middle: Volume Two of the Bandy Papers

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McClelland & Stewart, Oct 12, 2011 - Fiction - 364 pages
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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 handy (but disposable) war hero, he encounters a number of hair-raising adventures, not to mention English plumbing and an unforgettable honeymoon night. That’s Me In The Middle is exciting, full of military action in the trenches and in the air, and, as it continues to flirt with history, very funny.

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I have read this series many times and still howl with laughter. But apart from bandy's antics Jack has a pithy eye for the horrors and absurdity of war. Particularly later in the series he deals with lives shattered by war trying to refund greater meaning.


The Auchinflints
A Big Cheese
Seated in My Office
Lord Rackingham
All Kinds of Disgraceful Goings On
Me Riding to Hounds
Me Hedging
In the Mess Again
In Disgrace
Looting and Pillaging
Deep in Conversation
Me on My Honeymoon
Catching Up

That Rotten Boy Again
My First Speech
Flight from Fallow
Hopelessly Lost
Picking Morosely at My Wings
Beside a Brook Babbling
Wearing a Hunted Look
At the Garden Party
Thats Me at the End

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