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Rommel Gunner Who

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 9780241966174
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. '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 'Keep talking, Milligan. I think I can get you out on Mental Grounds.' 'That's how I got in, sir.' 'Didn't we all.' The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in World War Two sees our hero into battle in North Africa - eventually. First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('We had been standing by vehicles for an hour and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'), psychological toughening ('If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it') and living dangerously ('no underwear!'). At last the battle for Tunis is upon them... 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal' Terry Wogan 'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin 'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Milligan S Meaning Of Life

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 9780670920785
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy, leaving a legacy of influence that stretches from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the work of self-confessed acolytes such as Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry today. Throughout his life, Milligan 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Great Military Leaders

Author : William T. Worthington
ISBN : 159033275X
Genre : History
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Great Military Leaders - A Bibliography with Vignettes
Category: History

In My Life

Author : John England
ISBN : 9781782224716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John England uses the words of the song to bring to life his memories of places and people he has known and loved. The memoirs are a personal account of life, family and career, with reflections on many themes, particularly music. This book will be a surprise to those who know John – and those that don’t. John England uses quotes from a lot of different sources to comment and entertain. It is a very readable account of the life and times of someone who has had a successful professional career and a private life touched by sadness but who has found happiness again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Charlotte Sleigh
ISBN : 9781861894816
Genre : Nature
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Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today. When we encounter them outdoors, ants fascinate us; discovered in our kitchen cupboards, they elicit horror and disgust. Charlotte Sleigh’s Ant elucidates the cultural reasons behind our varied reactions to these extraordinary insects, and considers the variety of responses that humans have expressed at different times and in different places to their intricate, miniature societies. Ants have figured as fantasy miniature armies, as models of good behavior, as infiltrating communists and as creatures on the borderline between the realms of the organic and the machine: in 1977 British Telecom hired ant experts to help solve problems with their massive information network. This is the first book to examine ants in these and many other such guises, and in so doing opens up broader issues about the history of science and humans’ relations with the natural world. It will be of interest to anyone who likes natural history or cultural studies, or who has ever rushed out and bought a can of RaidTM. "[Charlotte Sleigh's] stylish, engaging and informative study deserves to win new members for the ant fan club."—Jonathan Bate, The Times
Category: Nature

Spike Milligan

Author : Pauline Scudamore
ISBN : UOM:39015050604993
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012294349
Genre : Pakistan
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Category: Pakistan

Words On Cassette 2002

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835245160
Genre : Reference
File Size : 42.89 MB
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Words On Cassette 1999

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835240967
Genre : Audiocassettes
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Owning Up

Author : George Melly
ISBN : UOM:39015002701459
Genre : Jazz
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Category: Jazz