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Small Dreams of a Scorpion

A collection of poems by

Spike Milligan had published volumes of humorous and children's poetry before the 1970s, but Small Dreams of a Scorpion is the first volume to feature some of his most personal and painful musings: partly on his own bouts of clinical depression and hospitalisation; partly about some of his darkest moments as a soldier in World War II; and also about some of the terrible moments of post-war world history and his reactions to them - the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the Aberfan school disaster and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

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Hardback Editions

September 1972 : UK Hardback

Title: Small Dreams of a Scorpion
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-7181-1049-8 / 978-0-7181-1049-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: M & J Hobbs in association with Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

January 1973 : UK Paperback

Title: Small Dreams of a Scorpion: Poems
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-14-003564-8 / 978-0-14-003564-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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