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Spike Milligan Man of Letters

Author : Spike Milligan
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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
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A Spike Milligan opus, containing everything from classics to hidden gems, with a foreword by Eddie Izzard.

Letters of Note

Author : Shaun Usher
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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.

Letters of Note Volume 1

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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 From Lotusland

Author : ian Whitcomb
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Ian Whitcomb, One Hit Wonder British Invader of the 1960s and teen heart-throb, never went home. Instead he tried to settle down in Los Angeles County where, over the years, he produced a Grammy-winning CD, wrote songs for movies, auditioned for butler roles in TV commercials, had and lost dogs, married successfully, and continued to play his ukulele as the ship went down. Now the entire soap opera (1996--2008), roped together in hard copy with appropriate photos, can be relished as a roller coaster of self-pity, vaunting and failed ambition, jealousy, bathos and pathos, culminating in a Big Dream. In other words, this is a comedy book. Mainline Show Biz may have passed Whitcomb by but here in these precious pages he creates his own world of heroes and villains with himself as King in order to get sweet revenge through the twisted lingo of his India rubber sword.

Letters

Author : Spike Milligan
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The Bookseller

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Location Register of Twentieth century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters

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News from the Republic of Letters

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Box 18

Author : Spike Milligan
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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.

Spike Milligan a Celebration

Author : Spike Milligan
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Focus on Robert Graves and His Contemporaries

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The Spectator

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Letters from the White South

Author : Sidney Trentbridge-Smith
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Letters

Author : John Betjeman
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How to Build a Girl

Author : Caitlin Moran
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Soon to be a major film directed by Coky Giedroyc and starring Ladybird's Beanie Feldstein as Johanna Morrigan and Game of Thrones's Alfie Allen as John Kite My name’s Johanna Morrigan. I’m fourteen, and I’ve just decided to kill myself. I don’t really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn’t exactly go to plan... A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback, from the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.

Calcium Made Interesting

Author : Graham Chapman
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Graham Chapman is said to have been Monty Python's one true anarchist. Like his mentors Spike Milligan and Peter Cook, the man who portrayed the mistaken messiah in Life of Brian lived his life on and off stage with a sheer delight in madness for its own sake. 'I want to be a loony,' he said, 'it's quite an important thing.' Calcium Made Interesting contains everything from Graham Chapman's unpublished sketches and transcripts of his lecture tours to letters to his bank manager and reflections on his fellow Pythons and as a result offers a unique insight into the real Graham Chapman. Previously unpublished essays and notes help chart the life and times of a comic legend and include such gems as his reflections on how it feels to be crucified and his nostalgic memories of blowing up hotel rooms with his good friend Keith Moon. Funny and surreal, this collection captures the eclectic spirit of a true genius and confirms Graham Chapman's lasting impact on British comedy.

Punch

Author : Mark Lemon
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John Betjeman Letters 1951 1984

Author : John Betjeman
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Surviving Spike Milligan

Author : John Antrobus
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"In comedy writer John Antrobus's magical mystery tour around the mind of Spike Milligan you will enter a world of words, written absurdities and crazy conversations. Comrades together, John and Spike produced laughter for the world and Antrobus continues that tradition gloriously within these pages." "Abandoning army life, he arrived at Milligan's office where a sign read 'Do not disturb, I'm disturbed enough already!' Antrobus was soon fighting on the front line of comedy by Spike's side. Together, they wrote several Goon shows, The Bedsitting Room and many TV sketches. John's book is a hysterically funny evocation of those mad times with scenes you couldn't invent, a Picassoesque painting where the nose - or indeed, the Milligan - is not always where you would expect to find it!"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved