The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Daniel Addison is a former staffer for the Opposition Liberal Leader. He
leaves Parliament Hill for a University position in the English
department. But first,he needs to find and run a candidate in the safest
Conservative riding in the country. Muriel Parkinson, the previous
candidate five times over will help with the campaign, but not run for election again.
Daniel finally strikes a deal with his landlord, engineering professor
Angus McLintock. Angus agrees to run, on the presumption that he doesn't
have to do anything for the campaign, and will definitely lose. In
return, Daniel will teach the English for Engineers course.
course all things do not run smoothly and Angus does win the election.
Now we have a Member of Parliament with no axe to grind, no need to cozy
up with anyone and will do what is 'right' for the country.
This was a humorous story not LOL but still funny. I have survived the
English for Engineers course as a student and the author had this course
'down pat'. What I did not understand was why Daniel had to do anything
when he left Parliament Hill but I guess this is the main premise of
the book. I loved Angus and did grin when I imagined him stripping and
jumping off the dock.
First Line: "I am Daniel Addison."