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Spike Milligan: Man of Letters

(2013)
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Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote . . .

Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics of the twentieth century to some of its most famous politicians, actors, celebrities and rock stars (as well as a host of unlikely individuals on some surprising subjects):

- rounded teabags ('what did you do with the corners?')

- backless hospital gowns ('beyond my comprehension')

- heartfelt apologies ('pardon me for being alive')

and the imbalance of male and female ducks in London's parks. Here, then, is the real Spike Miligan: obsessive, rude, generous and relentlessly witty.

'Milligan's zaniness shines through' Telegraph

'The godfather of alternative comedy' Eddie Izzard

Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.


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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spike Milligan Man of Letters
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-670-92373-7 / 978-0-670-92373-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spike Milligan: Man of Letters
Author(s): Spike Milligan
ISBN: 0-241-96692-2 / 978-0-241-96692-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spike Milligan: Man of Letters
Author(s): Spike Milligan
Publisher: Penguin
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