Spike Milligan Man Of Letters

Author: Spike Milligan
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241966930
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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.

The Essential Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007155115
Size: 14,45 MB
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A Spike Milligan opus, containing everything from classics to hidden gems, with a foreword by Eddie Izzard.

Letters Of Note Volume 1

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Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452140863
Size: 10,93 MB
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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.

Letters Of Note

Author: Shaun Usher
Editor: Canongate Unbound
ISBN: 1782112243
Size: 19,53 MB
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Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles According To Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753547023
Size: 10,38 MB
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Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion, Dr Watson, are working together once more to solve the mystery at Baskerville Hall. This time, however, there's something fishy about the hound, a woman cries in the night, Guiness and Newcastle Brown are taken intravenously and the Berlin Philharmonic keep running out of things to play...

Box 18

Author: Spike Milligan
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007246404
Size: 14,60 MB
Format: PDF
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This collection of Spike Milligan's work is compiled and edited by Norma Farnes, Milligan's manager, biographer and close friend. Drawing on diaries and letters, it consists of the contents of 'Box 18', a file into which the highly prolific Spike would put his writing and drawings as they came to him.

Location Register Of Twentieth Century English Literary Manuscripts And Letters

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Calcium Made Interesting

Author: Graham Chapman
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330435437
Size: 17,53 MB
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Graham Chapman is said to have been Monty Python's one true anarchist. This work contains everything from Graham Chapman's sketches and transcripts of his lecture tours to letters to his bank manager and reflections on his fellow Pythons and offers an insight into the real Graham Chapman.

The Compulsive Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan
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ISBN:
Size: 10,11 MB
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This second superb collected work of one of Britain's best-loved comedians is an excellent companion to the sensational original, The Essential Spike Milligan. Spanning his 50-year career and incorporating a rich and varied range of material, this second anthology is as wonderfully unmissable as the first. When Spike Milligan died in 2002, he left behind one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history -- as well as a legion of devoted fans and admirers. His themes ranged from environmental issues to the war, from nostalgia to depression, and his prolific output covers some of the most evocative events of the twentieth century, in a style both twistedly comic and harrowingly honest. The huge success of the Spike Milligan anthology, The Essential Spike Milligan, has inspired a second raid on the original brilliant source. Milligan was arguably the most one of the prolific and mould-breaking comic writers of the twentieth century and this second anthology gives another opportunity to sample his finest writing. It includes more of the best from his war memoirs and novel Puckoon, his children's stories, poetry and drawings plus a wonderful collection from his voluminou

Letters

Author: Spike Milligan
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ISBN: 9780140049299
Size: 13,58 MB
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