The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

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Selected as the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Winner!

This book beat out work by Douglas Coupland and Will Ferguson because it is very, very good -- a terrific Canadian political satire.

Here's the set up: A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an election -- but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock -- an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers -- to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on.

Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesn't care about being re-elected can do in Parliament. The results are hilarious -- and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for everyone.
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ISBN: 9780771047589

Published Date: January 1, 2007

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

Page Count: 314

Size: 8.54" l x 5.45" w x 0.96" h

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Fiction