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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; Bandy Papers #5; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 398 pages; This fifth book in the Bandy series followed the Canadian first by a year. "After his post-war adventures in movies in New York (see Me Bandy, You Cissie) our hero returns to his Ottawa Valley home in 1923. Through a series of misunderstandings Bandy becomes the official Liberal candidate in a by-election and to the horror of the Liberal Party leaders – especially Prime Minister Mackenzie King – he wins, takes his seat in the House of Commons, and proceeds to wreak havoc there. To finance his campaign he goes into business with Gallop’s local tycoon to smuggle booze into the Prohibition-hit United States, a profitable business until the unpleasantness with the U.S. authorities and all the shooting and wounding. But it does make him a House of Commons authority on corruption in the Canadian government, which leads to his lightning elevation to Mackenzie King’s Cabinet as Minister of Defence. Will this last? "