This review is from: Spike: An Intimate Memoir [SIGNED] (Hardcover)
This is the most insightful work on Milligan's life I have ever come across (other than his own memoirs!). Norma Farnes was his agent from the early sixties and this book is her hugely entertaining account of Spike's life from then on.
Norma was Spikes agent, manager, confident and minder and it seems she may have been the closest to him of anyone. Yet, this is clearly about Spike the man: Norma does not impose her life on the narrative but rather enhances it with an understated and touching style.
It is not a treatise on his comic genius - it's a memoir afterall. But it's all in there: his work, his moods, his relationships (including HRH Prince Charles) and his depression. I'm an avid Goon fan but found that the book not covering the "The Goons" period, does not detract one bit from its significance or entertainment value.
It's very well written and highly recommended.