The Essential Spike Milligan Paperback
A Spike Milligan opus, containing everything from classics to hidden gems, with a foreword by Eddie Izzard.
This stunning anthology of Spike Milligan's work comprises of favourites from his classic books ('Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall', 'Goodbye Soldier', 'Puckoon'...) as well as scripts from the now-classic Goon Show.
Interspersing such comic genius is also a touching collection of letters and his celebrated and liberating writings on depression, demonstrating the diverse talent of a man whose creative output spanned over half a century.
A selection of children's poetry and writings ('Unspun Socks for A Chicken's Laundry', 'A Book of Milliganimals', 'Silly Verse for Kids' and much more) reveals Spike's irresistible connection with the childlike imagination and a brillant sense of the ridiculous.
All the favourite and funniest stories are there. For those who want an excellent introduction to the mind of Milligan or a welcome return to a much-loved genius, this is the ultimate Milligan reader.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, (many of Spike's drawings throughout)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/06/2003
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780007155118
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Review by tommi180744
MILLIGAN: THE BRITISH COMEDIC GENIUS OF THE LIKE WE SHALL NOT (VERY UNFORTUNATELY) SEE AGAIN.