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Spike Milligan's War Memoirs

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Boxed set of Milligan's 7 books on his war experiences. Very slight wear to cardboard slip case, but still very good, and scarce in this collected set.
No inscriptions in any volume.


Spike Milligan's war memoirs are some of the most popular of all time, having sold over 4.5 million copies. Reissued for the first time ever since publication, this beautiful slipcase edition of all seven volumes is an ideal gift for Milligan devotees, military buffs and anyone interested in one of the finest examples of comic memoir ever written.Spike Milligan's seven-volume war memoirs are an utterly original and outrageously subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a hilarious and fascinating portrait of the early life and formative years of one of the greatest comedians the world has ever known.Reissued for the first time since publication this complete edition tells Spike's story all the way from enlistment in 1939 to his experiences in North Africa and Italy, his wounding and rehabilitation, his transition from soldiering to show-business and eventually to the formation of the Goons.Filled throughout with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Miliganese.'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 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.

Item details

Author(s):
Milligan, Spike.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7.75x4.25 ins
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0241961939
ISBN-13:
9780241961933
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Penguin Books

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Boxed set of Milligan's 7 books on his war experiences. Very slight wear to cardboard slip case, but still very good, and scarce in this collected set.
No inscriptions in any volume.


Spike Milligan's war memoirs are some of the most popular of all time, having sold over 4.5 million copies. Reissued for the first time ever since publication, this beautiful slipcase edition of all seven volumes is an ideal gift for Milligan devotees, military buffs and anyone interested in one of the finest examples of comic memoir ever written.Spike Milligan's seven-volume war memoirs are an utterly original and outrageously subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a hilarious and fascinating portrait of the early life and formative years of one of the greatest comedians the world has ever known.Reissued for the first time since publication this complete edition tells Spike's story all the way from enlistment in 1939 to his experiences in North Africa and Italy, his wounding and rehabilitation, his transition from soldiering to show-business and eventually to the formation of the Goons.Filled throughout with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Miliganese.'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 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.

Author(s):
Milligan, Spike.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7.75x4.25 ins
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0241961939
ISBN-13:
9780241961933
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Penguin Books

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