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5.0 out of 5 stars Milligan at his best the final chapter of his war years
As always the book has serious and funny pieces, however it is also interesting slant on the immediate post war Italy and what was going on.
The availability at that time to experience it and his love of jazz.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For completists only...
This is the last of Spike's 'war' memoirs (although the war is by now far behind, and he's coping with forging a career in post-war Britain).

For those who've read the six that came before, like myself, this is essential reading, but don't get your hopes *too* high. Like many who lived through it, the war brought the most vivid and dramatic events of Milligan's...
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3.0 out of 5 stars For completists only..., 2 May 2014
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This review is from: Peace Work (Milligan Memoirs 7) (Kindle Edition)
This is the last of Spike's 'war' memoirs (although the war is by now far behind, and he's coping with forging a career in post-war Britain).

For those who've read the six that came before, like myself, this is essential reading, but don't get your hopes *too* high. Like many who lived through it, the war brought the most vivid and dramatic events of Milligan's life and whilst the details of life as a young performer are interesting in themselves they don't contain the narrative highs and lows or the travelogue of the war period. Indeed, one is tempted to say that, were it not for the person who's writing it, there wouldn't be a great deal to recommend it, and certainly very little to make it stand out from hundreds of other showbiz memoirs.

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...nobody with a soul could have read unmoved the account of Milligan's relationship with Toni, the ballerina attached to the same entertainment troupe as him through Italy, Austria and Germany immediately after the war. If, like me, you were wondering what happened to that beautiful story of young love in (apparently) idyllic surroundings, you won't be able to resist reading this volume to find out. Don't expect anything dramatic (we already knew they never married), but at least it ties off a few loose ends.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as others in series, 29 Oct 2013
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Was a bit disapointed with this effort. Had previously enjoyed all the others in this series, but this was a bit rambling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Milligan at his best the final chapter of his war years, 27 Jun 2014
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As always the book has serious and funny pieces, however it is also interesting slant on the immediate post war Italy and what was going on.
The availability at that time to experience it and his love of jazz.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read, 14 Oct 2013
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An outstandingly entertaining series, well worth reading. Although each book is stand alone, you have to buy the set or you miss out on the development of Milligan's early career. He was a genius of comedy and a shrewd observer of his fellow man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peace work, 21 Jun 2013
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Great book. As usual with Spike Milligan written with his hillarious humour. Have bought all his books and none of them are bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good as ever, 13 Jun 2013
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Up to the normal silly Milligan standards - how did we win the war and survive afterwards with people like him on our side?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Peace work, 19 Mar 2013
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A great read giving a wonderful insight into one of the funniest men ever to have lived. Laugh out loud reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful descriptions of a world long changed - what now ..., 23 Aug 2014
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Further insight into the delicate balance of madness & genius. Hilarious anecdotes tinged with uncertain forays into the dark side of doubt and depression. Wonderful descriptions of a world long changed - what now seems innocent and naive was then considered outrageous and revolutionary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Aug 2014
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item in perfect condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars very funny, 11 Jan 2013
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I got this for my hubby who is a fan of Spike Milligan and has added it to his collection fo Spike Milligan Books
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