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This One's on Me Donald Jack

This One's on Me By Donald Jack

This One's on Me by Donald Jack


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Summary

Flying to Britain in his self-designed amphibious aircraft, ex-fighter pilot Bart Bandy makes a forced landing in Reykjavik, is rescued by a beautiful blonde, and finally sinks his precious plane while saving the life of a novice pilot.

With black comedy and seat-of-the pants escapades, Donald Jack's series is uniquely funny and compelling.

This One's on Me Summary

This One's on Me by Donald Jack

On the run, ex-fighter pilot Bart Bandy finds his life starting to unravel.

Flying to Britain in his self-designed amphibious aircraft, Bart makes a forced landing in Reykjavik, is rescued by a beautiful but bossy blonde who takes a shine to him, and finally sinks his precious plane in the drink while saving the life of a novice pilot who has come down in the North Sea.

The boy turns out to be the son of a fabulously rich Indian maharajah, whose shopping list features a complete airforce full of pilots and planes. As Bart can barely scrape together fourpence ha'penny for a pint of beer these days, it looks like his luck has turned . . .

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.

Editorial reviews:

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

This One's on Me Reviews

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 *

Donald Jack has as light a touch with this fragile art as his hero has on throttle of a Sopwith Camel.

* New York Times *

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 *

The Bandy Papers deserve to be read in private where insane giggling can go unnoticed.

* Jack Granatstein *

About Donald Jack

Donald Lamont Jack was born in Radcliffe, England,on December 6, 1924. He attended Bury Grammar School in Lancashire, and later Marr College, Troon (from which he was briefly evicted after writing an injudicious letter to the editor).
From 1943 to 1947 he served in the Royal Air Force as an AC, or aircraftsman, working in radio communications. During his military service Jack was stationed in a variety of locales, though he concentrated on places beginning with the letter 'B': Belgium, Berlin, and Bahrain. After de-mobbing, he participated in amateur dramatics with The Ellis Players, and worked for several years in Britain, but he had by then grown weary of 'B'-countries and decided to move on to the 'C's. Thus, in 1951, Jack emigrated to Canada.
In 1962 he published his first novel, Three Cheers for Me, about fictional Canadian First World War air-ace Bartholomew Wolfe Bandy. Three Cheers for Me won the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1963, but additional volumes did not appear until a decade later when a revised version of the book was published, along with a second volume, That's Me in the Middle, which won Jack a second Leacock Medal in 1974. He received a third award in 1980 for Me Bandy, You Cissie.
Jack returned to live in England in 1986, where he continued to work on additional volumes in the Bandy series. He died on June 2, 2003. His final novel, Stalin vs. Me, was first published posthumously in 2005.

Additional information

GOR009249175
9781911440505
1911440500
This One's on Me by Donald Jack
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Prelude Books
20180222
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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