As usual the RAF top brass don't know what to do with maverick flying ace and well-known loose cannon Major Bartholomew Bandy.
They pack him off to a squadron where everything’s as smart as paint and the flying record barely registers, thinking it'll keep him out of their hair. But after a shaky start Bart gets a firm grip on things – one of those things being the adjutant, who jealously guards his own private and baroquely magnificent WC.
With old pal Dick Milestone, Bart reinvigorates the superbly turned out but demoralized pilots, who start doing some serious flying and very serious damage to the enemy, in the notoriously tricky new Dolphin Camels.
With the blackest of black comedy and seat-of-the pants escapades, Donald Jack’s series about a young pilot makes the War to End All Wars come roaring to life.
Praise for The Bandy Papers:
"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
“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
“Bartholomew Bandy is the most remarkable hero (or anti-hero) since Harold Lloyd impersonated the Freshman.” Chicago Tribune
“The Bandy Papers deserve to be read in private where insane giggling can go unnoticed.” Jack Granatstein
"I enjoyed every word . . . terrifically funny." P.G. Wodehouse
“Bartholomew Bandy is back. Cross, outrageous and lovable.” Vancouver Sun