A Spike Milligan opus, containing everything from classics to hidden gems, with a foreword by Eddie Izzard.
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.
Milligan's themes ranged from environmental issues to the war, from nostalgia to depression, and his prolific output covers some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century, in a style both twistedly comic and harrowingly honest.
From the pioneering lunacy of 'The Goon Show' through his first novel, Puckoon, to the mould-breaking war memoirs that began with 'Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall', Milligan wrote with a passionate honesty that combined lyricism with all-out lunacy. His love of children also produced some of the most popular kids' verse ever written.
This, the first posthumous anthology of his work, compiled with the cooperation of his closest circle, provides a comprehensive guide to Milligan's work, as well as shedding light on some less familiar areas, from pre-Goon Show days and Telegoons to his Q series for TV.
An essential read for devotees of Spike, young and old, as well as the perfect introduction for those wishing to get to know him a little better.