Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan was a comedian, writer, poet, playwright, and actor, known for his work on the groundbreaking comedy series 'The Goon Show'. He was born on April 16, 1918, in India to an Irish father and an English mother. Milligan served in the British Army during World War II, an experience that influenced much of his later work. His unique and irreverent sense of humor has had a lasting impact on British comedy. Milligan was also a prolific author of both comedic and serious works, including war memoirs and poetry. He passed away on February 27, 2002.

Books

This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Puckoon

    This comedic novel is set in 1924, revolving around the fictional Irish village of Puckoon. The story unfolds in a chaotic and humorous manner when the Boundary Commission, tasked with dividing Ireland, carelessly draws the new border straight through the village, splitting it between Northern Ireland and the Republic. The absurdity of the situation is amplified by the eccentric characters, including the protagonist Dan Milligan, who find themselves grappling with the ludicrous consequences of this division. The narrative is filled with witty dialogue, slapstick humor, and satirical takes on politics and nationalism, showcasing the author's unique comedic style and critique of bureaucracy and the absurdities of geopolitical divisions.

  2. 2. Badjelly The Witch

    The book is a whimsical children's story that follows the adventures of siblings Tim and Rose as they search for their lost cow, Lucy. Their quest leads them into an enchanted forest where they encounter a host of magical creatures, including giants, a fairy, and an evil witch named Badjelly who can turn people into sausages with her magic wand. With courage and the help of their new fantastical friends, the children must outwit Badjelly and rescue their beloved cow, embarking on a journey filled with humor, whimsy, and the triumph of good over evil.