Puckoon is Spike Milligan s classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in 1963.In 1924 the Boundary Commission is tasked with creating the new official division between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border ends up running through the middle of the small town of Puckoon.Houses are divided from outhouses, husbands separated from wives, bars are cut off from their patrons, churches sundered from graveyards And in the middle of it all is poor Dan Milligan, our feckless protagonist, who is taunted and manipulated by everyone including the sadistic author to try and make some sense of this mess.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. Free Download [ Puckoon ] by [ Spike Milligan ] – tbjewellers.co.uk
Terence Alan Patrick Se n Milligan, known as Spike, was a comedian, writer and musician He was of Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in India and lived most of his later life in England, moving to Australia after retirement He is famous for his work in The Goon Show, children s poetry and a series of comical autobiographical novels about his experiences serving in the British Army in WWII Spike Milligan suffered from bipolar disorder, which led to depression and frequent breakdowns, but he will be remembered as a comic genius His tombstone reads I told you I was ill in Gaelic.
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