So all is pretty cushy for our reluctant hero, ex-WWI ace pilot Bart Bandy.
Actually that should read pretty Khooshie, the name of the handsome young prince of Jhamjarh, whose life Bart recently saved. His reward from the grateful Maharajah is to set up an airforce for the independent state, while living high on the hog in his own personal palace.
But it's 1925 and the British authorities are already highly suspicious about the purpose of this new force when Bart, as usual, falls foul of a most important personage, the Viceroy of India no less. Could end badly. Not nearly as badly as the intentions of the neighboring Indian state of Khaliwar though, as Bart soon discovers - but absolutely no one seems inclined to believe him.
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.
Publisher: Prelude Books
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"I enjoyed every word . . . terrifically funny."
-- P.G. Wodehouse
"Donald Jack has as light a touch with this fragile art as his hero has on throttle of a Sopwith Camel."
* New York Times *
"The Bandy Papers deserve to be read in private where insane giggling can go unnoticed."
-- Jack Granatstein
"Bartholomew Bandy is the most remarkable hero (or anti-hero) since Harold Lloyd impersonated the Freshman."
* Chicago Tribune *