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Memories of Milligan
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Memories of Milligan (Paperback)

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An arresting collection of interviews, collated by Norma Farnes, Spike Milligan's close friend and longstanding agent, bringing to life the late, great Milligan in all his various guises.Heralded as brilliant and difficult in equal measure, Spike Milligan is one of the most prolific and mould-breaking writers of the twentieth century. Fantastically funny and incredibly talented, on his death in 2002, Spike left behind him one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history.Creative, inspirational, and at times doggedly loyal, yet famously tempestuous and fickle, Spike was many things to many people. In Memories of Milligan, Norma Farnes sets out to interview those who knew him best, amassing an array of personal memories from fellow performers and comedians, long time friends and former girlfriends. Compiled of intimate stories, small exchanges and habits that go into making up a relationship, be it personal or professional, Memories of Milligan captures another side to the performer's well-known public persona, to build a complete picture of one of the greatest British comic writers to date.Ranging from interviews with fellow comedian Barry Humphries, scriptwriters Galton and Simpson, director Jonathan Miller, stalwart presenters Michael Palin and Terry Wogan, to comic geniuses such as Eric Sykes and producer George Martin, this original book encapsulates a moving portrait of a man who is synonymous with a unique era in post-war entertainment.

BiographyBiography: generalHumour Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 14/10/2010 ISBN-13: 9780007410248  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Norma Farnes was born in Yorkshire in 1934. She was Spike Milligan's agent, manager, mother confessor and friend for thirty-six years. Her media introduction was as a researcher at Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle. She moved to London in 1962 and went on to become an agent and manager.In the late Sixties her love of the theatre led her to become an `Angel', investing in such shows as Hair, Oh! Calcutta!, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.Her books include Spike: An Intimate Memoir and she edited Box 18: The Unpublished Spike Milligan. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Spike's first book Silly Verse for Kids, published in 1959, Norma compiled a selection of his children's poems and stories in The Magical World of Milligan. She has also created a range of greetings cards, calendars and stationary featuring Spike's original drawings. She is now writing her own children's bedtime story books, The Adventures of Henry the Hedgehog.

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