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Milligan's Meaning of Life

(2011)
An Autobiography of Sorts
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With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy, leaving a legacy of influence that stretches from Monty Python's "Flying Circus" to the work of self-confessed acolytes such as Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry today. Throughout his life, Milligan wrote prolifically - scripts, poetry, fiction, as well as several volumes of memoir, in which he took an entirely idiosyncratic approach to the truth. In this ground-breaking work, Norma Farnes, his long-time manager, companion, counsellor and confidante, gathers together the loose threads, reads between the lines and draws on the full breadth of his writing to present his life in his own words: an autobiography - of sorts. From his childhood in India, through his early career as a jazz musician and sketch-show entertainer, his spells in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Artillery, to that fateful first broadcast of "The Goon Show" and beyond into the annals of comedy history, this is the autobiography Milligan never wrote.


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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Milligan's Meaning of Life
Author(s): Spike S Milligan
ISBN: 0-670-92076-2 / 978-0-670-92076-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Milligan's Meaning of Life: An Autobiography of Sorts
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-241-95595-5 / 978-0-241-95595-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Milligan's Meaning of Life
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-670-92077-0 / 978-0-670-92077-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Press Inc
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October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Milligan's Meaning of Life: An Autobiography of Sorts
Author(s): Spike Milligan
Publisher: Penguin
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