The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

DAISY - 2011
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A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election, but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out, so he makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock, to be the candidate. He figures thereþll be no need to campaign as Angus will be certain to lose, but then a great scandal blows away his opponent. Angus decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesnþt care about being re-elected can do in Parliament
Publisher: [Toronto] : CNIB, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 compact disc :,digital ;,12 cm.

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DawnAck
Jun 28, 2015

Given our recent provincial election, this book is a timely read. I didn't think I would like it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I chuckled continually as I was reading. Great read!

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jennifermperpick
Feb 16, 2012

Canada reads 2012

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DawnAck
Jun 30, 2015

This is a story of an unlikely politician. Angus gets talked into running, under the belief that he will never win. He had no desire to be in politics. It is a pretty safe bet because he is running against the most popular finance minister in Canada ever.

Of course, things go awry and Angus does end up in Ottawa. Will he be able to stick to his beliefs and standards? Or will he get sucked in by the power and prestige of politics?

This book is full of great humour. It was a fun read.

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