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Box 18: The Unpublished Spike Milligan

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This third wonderful anthology from the Spike Milligan archives uncovers a wealth of previously unpublished material from one of Britain's best loved comedians.
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Published October 16th 2006 by Fourth Estate
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Gaurav
Oct 09, 2008 Gaurav rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Goon Show fans
Shelves: funny, history, biography
If you're a *real* Spike Milligan fan, you'll probably love this book to pieces - insights on his personal life, private letters, postcards to friends and family, and early drafts of later stories; it's all here.

For me, as a Goon Show fan, I was a little disappointed - only one incomplete draft gives you any insights into the creative process that brought that show to life. There are lovely sketches of most of the Goon Show characters though! Many of the short poems were very nice as well. Howev
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Ita Callagy
Mar 26, 2013 Ita Callagy rated it it was amazing
I love this book, it's such an insight into Spike, through his good days and his bad. There's some rather wonderful about seeing his handwriting, and seeing where the ideas came from, from the days where he felt he couldn't face the world, to the doodles and notes on the days he felt on top of it all.
Stephen Starr
Feb 25, 2011 Stephen Starr rated it it was amazing
A hilarious peak under the bonnet of Spike's brain just enough to make you laugh out loud, but not enough to make you doubt his obsessions.
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Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan, known as Spike, was a comedian, writer and musician. He was of Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in India and lived most of his later life in England, moving to Australia after retirement. He is famous for his work in The Goon Show, children's poetry and a series of comical autobiographical novels about his experiences serving in the British Army in ...more
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