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A brilliant follow-up to the Stephen Leacock Award-winner The Best Laid Plans, this deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.

Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and — against all odds — turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining read full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.


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The High Road
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The High Road
August 22nd, 2014
Humorous and well written. A believable and hilarious look behind the scenes at Canadian politics.
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A Morality of Ethics
August 10th, 2014
A compelling story chocked full of lessons for living a good life.
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The High Road
February 10th, 2014
A worthy sequel to The Best Laid Plans, The High Road continues the parliamentary adventures of Angus McLintock and his faithful assistant, Daniel Addison. Occasionally, moving, often uproariously funny, but never, never dull. I eagerly await the inevitable third instalment.
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The High Road
January 8th, 2014
Sequel to "The Best Laid Plans" and almost as good!
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Fun Read!
December 1st, 2013
This was an absolute fun, pleasure read! Great humor, and exclusive to the Canadian citizen. Enlightening -- though not surprising -- insight into the world of Canadian politics.
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An amazing sequel
November 27th, 2013
This is an amazing sequel to The Best Laid Plans. It is truly an original, humour-filled , intelligent story that is bound to have you reading through it in one sitting! I have a new favourite author; and he's Canadian, too!
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2nd in humorous political series
November 11th, 2013
The characters grew on me - would make a good tv series
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October 4th, 2013
Very good read one of my favorite Canadian authors
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