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Peace Work
Author: Spike Milligan

ISBN: 9780241958155
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6 September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.1
Description:
'I had not informed my parents of my return, I wanted it to be a lovely surprise; it was, for me, they were away . . . '

The seventh and last volume of Spike Milligan's memoirs sees our hero returning from war and Italy . . . but to what? Aside from shooting large, inaccurate guns at Germans, all he has done for five long years is blow a trumpet, tell rude jokes and write and perform sketches for the entertainment of bored and murderous soldiers - who on earth is going to pay a civilian to do more of that? From the giddy heights of Hackney Empire to a Zurich Freak Show and beyond, Spike makes his way through the backwaters of showbiz, first as band musician then as one-man wild-act and eventually in the company of a group of like-minded comedians called Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers. They decide to call themselves The Goons . . .

About the Author

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 nostalgi...

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