The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read (Sunday Express
Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes (Daily Mail
Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar (Sunday Times
Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense (Guardian
Milligan is the Great God to all of us (John Cleese )
The Godfather of Alternative Comedy (Eddie Izzard )
That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man (Stephen Fry )
Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal (Terry Wogan )
A totally original comedy writer (Michael Palin )
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About the Author
Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic.
He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but has since become famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992.