Milligan's Meaning of Life PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Milligan's Meaning of Life free pdf "Milligan's Meaning of Life" is a glorious celebration of the legendary Spike Milligan. Here you will find his most intimate and hilarious reflections on life. With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy. Throughout his life, Milligan also 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. "Milligan is the Great God to all of us". (John Cleese). "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.

About Spike Milligan

Norma Farnes was Spike Milligan's agent, manager, mother confessor and friend for thirty-six years. Her books include Spike: An Intimate Memoir and Memories of Milligan. She edited Box 18: The Unpublished Spike Milligan and The Compulsive Spike Milligan to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Spike's first book Silly Verse for Kids published in 1959. Norma compiled a selection of his children's poems and stories in The Magical World of Milligan. She lives with her partner in London and Yorkshire.

Details Book

Author : Spike Milligan
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 07 June 2012
ISBN : 0241955955
EAN : 9780241955956
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Milligan's Meaning of Life

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Mussolini free pdfMussolini

    "Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall" is volume four of Spike Milligan's outrageous. hilarious. legendary War Memoirs. "A voice is calling across the land. "Bombardier Milligan..

  • The Minds of Billy Milligan free pdfThe Minds of Billy Milligan

    Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy over his body -- a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail. arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women..

  • Hello, Darlings! free pdfHello, Darlings!

    Spontaneous. hilarious. irrepressible and. of course. trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans. Chris Moyles. Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence on their work - even the great Spike Milligan called him a genius..

  • "Goon Show" Compendium

    Immensely popular and hugely influential. legendary series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. Now. for the first time. this box set collection presents the episodes in chronological order of original broadcast date..

  • Puckoon free pdfPuckoon

    Puckoon is Spike Milligan's classic slapstick novel. reissued for the first time since it was published in 1963. "Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks"..

  • Milligan's Meaning of Life free pdfMilligan's Meaning of Life

    Free Download Books ePub. "Milligan's Meaning of Life" is a glorious celebration of the legendary Spike Milligan. Here you will find his most intimate and hilarious reflections on life. With his light