Spike Milligan: Man of Letters Hardcover – 3 Oct 2013
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The Godfather of Alternative Comedy (Eddie Izzard)
Milligan is the Great God to all of us (John Cleese)
Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense (Guardian)
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)
Pulls together bundles of Milligan's wonderfully witty and wacky correspondence spanning four decades (Daily Mail) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
The legendary and iconic figure, 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 became famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have a standard Kindle - was not really aware that some of the original images of Spike's letters reproduced here were vertually illegible.
Also very 'grey' in their reproduction. Was advised that this kind of image from the publisher is not really meant for reading as a normal Kindle image. Oh dear......not impressed.
Otherwise, enjoyed reading the normal typeset pages. I shall take care with what I purchase as a Kindle book in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting incite into the man through an unusual method, a good readPublished 3 months ago by n w terry
A ramshackle collection of written letters...his wit occasionally shines thru, tho' not a lot!Published 8 months ago by Dr. Piotr J. Masiak
anything written by spike Milligan always makes for a great read his books are the only books I have laughed at while reading it definitely worth a readPublished 9 months ago by dave
Perfect addition 2 any collection excellent condition & price would highly recommend book & seller 2 othersPublished 9 months ago by Pen Name