The Essential Spike Milligan Paperback / softback
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 / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, (many of Spike's drawings throughout)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/06/2003
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780007155118