Bible According to Spike Milligan

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Penguin, 1994 - Poetry - 185 pages
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The Bible According to Spike Milligan is an irreverent but very funny spoof of The Old Testament in which, in his own inimitable fashion, Spike Milligan gives his version of the best known biblical stories.In the Bible, according to Spike Milligan: "In the beginning God created the Heaven and Earth and darkness was upon the face of the deep; this was due to a malfunction at Lots Road Power Station...And God said 'Let there be light'."'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 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.

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Review: The Bible (the Old Testament) According to Spike Milligan

User Review  - Dark-Draco - Goodreads

Just finished reading this - have to say, not as good as his other 'according to' books. Still, there were some laugh aloud bits that made me look like an idiot in the eyes of the people aroud me! My ... Read full review

Review: The Bible (the Old Testament) According to Spike Milligan

User Review  - Stuart Jennings - Goodreads

Irreverent, witty and at the same time quite profound in a humorous way. Spike's humour is just infectious and if you know your Bible you will be chuckling throughout the book. You need to have a degree of familiarity with the Bible to appreciate fully the humour - loved it Read full review

About the author (1994)

Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic.He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but has since become famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992.

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