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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spike Milligan cover gallery

Spike Milligan was probably the most influential comedy writer of the 20th century. I've been a fan of The Goons since I was a kid and remember watching Q on the TV... why the heck don't they repeat it? Wikipedia informs me that "a number of the earlier "Q" series are now missing, presumed wiped", which implies that some exist.

The Wikipedia entry for Spike gives plenty of background for you young'uns who haven't come across much of Milligan's work. I have a bit of a random collection. I know I have a few others but I've not stumbled across them yet. There's a complete list of his books at the end of the gallery.


Books
Silly Verse for Kids (verse). London, Dennis Dobson, 1959.
A Dustbin of Milligan, illus. by Milligan. London, Dobson, 1961.
The Little Pot Boiler.: A book based freely on his seasonal overdraft. London, Dennis Dobson, 1963.
Puckoon. London, Anthony Blond, 1963.
A Book of Bits; or, A Bit of a Book. London, Dobson, 1965.
The Bald Twit Lion (juvenile), illus. Carol Barker. London, Dobson, 1968.
A Book of Milliganimals (juvenile), illus. by Milligan. London, Dennis Dobson, 1968.
Silly Verse for Kids (selections from Silly Verse for Kids, A Dustbin of Milligan, The Little Pot Boiler). London, Puffin Books, 1968.
The Bedside Milligan; or, Read Your Way to Insomnia, with guest appearances by Margaret & Jack Hobbs. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1969.
Values (verse), illus. Rigby Graham. Leicester, Offcut Press, 1969. [chapbook]
The Bedsitting Room, with John Atrobus (play; produced on West End, 1963). Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1970.
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall. London, M. Joseph, 1971.
Milligan's Ark, with Jack Hobbs, Walton-on-Thames, Hobbs, 1971.
The Goon Show Scripts, illus. Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe & Milligan. London, Woburn Press, 1972; New York, St. Martin's Press, 1973.
Small Dream of a Scorpion (verse), illus. Spike & Laura Milligan. London, M. Joseph, 1972.
Badjelly the Witch (juvenile), M. Joseph, 1973.
More Goon Show Scripts, illus. Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Milligan. London, Woburn Press, 1973.
The Book of the Goons, with others. London, Robson Books, 1974.
Dip the Puppy. A fairy Story; with The Terrible Monster Jelly (juvenile). London, M. & J. Hobbs, 1974.
“Rommel?” – “Gunner Who?”: A Confrontation in the Desert. London, M. Joseph, 1974.
Spike Milligan’s Transports of Delight. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974.
The Great McGonagall Scrap Book, with Jack Hobbs. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1975.
The Milligan Book of Records. Games, cartoons, and commercials, with Jack Hobbs. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1975.
The New Rosepetals Taut, illus. Rigby Graham. Leicester, Toni Savage, 1975. [chapbook]
Monty: His Part in My Victory. London, M. Joseph, 1976.
Poems for Toni Savage (verse), illus. Rigby Graham. Ilkley, W. Yorkshire, The Janus Studio, 1976. [chapbook]
William McGonagall: The Truth at Last, with Jack Hobbs, illus. anybody & Peter Sellers. London, M. & J. Hobbs, 1976.
Poems (verse), illus. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Leicester, New Broom Press, 1977.
The Spike Milligan Letters, ed. Norma Farnes. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1977.
Goblins (verse), illus. W. Heath Robinson (taken from Heath Robinson’s Book of Goblins, 1934). London, Hutchinson, 1978.
Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall. London, M. Joseph, 1978.
Open Heart University (verse), illus. Laura Milligan, Jack Hobbs & Milligan. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1979.
The Q Annual. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1979.
Twelve poems that made December Colder, illus. Rigby Graham. Leicester, New Broom Private Press, 1979. [chapbook]
Get in the Q Annual. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1980.
Chill Air, illus. Rigby Graham. Leicester, New Broom Press, 1981. [chapbook]
If Only I were Bald, illus. Rigby Graham. Leicester, Toni Savage, 1981. [chapbook]
Indefinite Articles and Scunthorpe. London, M. & J. Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1981.
Unspun Socks from a Chicken's Laundry (verse), illus. by Milligan with contributions from Jane & Laura Milligan. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1981.
The 101 Best and Only Limericks of Spike Milligan, illus. Desmond Milligan. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs, 1982.
The Goon Cartoons, illus. Pete Clarke. London, M. Joseph in association with M. & J. Hobbs, 1982.
The Man. Leicester, Toni Savage, 1982. [broadsheet]
Sir Nobunk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Naughty, Nasty Dragon (juvenile), illus. Carol Barker. London, M. Joseph, 1982.
More Goon Cartoons, illus. Pete Clark. Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1983.
Spike Milligan's The Melting Pot, with Neil Shand, illus. Bill Tidy. London, Robson Books, 1983.
There's a Lot of It About!. London, M. & J. Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1983.
More Spike Milligan Letters, ed. Norma Farnes. London, M. & J. Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1984.
Floored Masterpieces and Worse Verse, with Tracey Boyd. London, Macmillan, 1985.
Spike Millgan’s Further Transports of Delight. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985; as Further Transports of Delight, London, Penguin, 1986.
Where Have All the Bullets Gone?. Walton-on-Thames, Hobbs in association with M. Joseph, 1985.
Goodbye Soldier. London, M. Joseph in association with Jack Hobbs, 1986.
White Hand Washing in a Stream (verse), illus. Sile Milligan. Leicester, Toni Savage, 1986. [broadsheet]
Esquimau (verse). Leicester, Toni Savage, 1987. [broadsheet]
The Looney: An Irish Fantasy. London, M. Joseph, 1987.
The Lost Goon Shows. London, Robson Books, 1987.
The Mirror Running (verse), illus. Desmond Milligan. London, M. Joseph, 1987.
Startling Verse for All the Family (verse). London, M. Joseph, 1987.
Milligan's War: The Selected War Memoirs of Spike Milligan. London, M. Joseph, 1988; an extract published as Gunner Milligan, 954024, London, Penguin, 1995.
That's Amazing! Strange facts, illus. Ann Slack. Loughborough, Ladybird Books, 1988.
William McGonagall Meets George Gershwin: A Scottish Fantasy, with Jack Hobbs. London, M. Joseph, 1988.
Scunthorpe Revisited. Added articles and instant relatives, ed. Jack Hobbs. London, Joseph, 1989.
It Ends with Magic. A Milligan Family Story. London, M. Joseph, 1990.
Sunday – Midnight (verse). Leicester, New Broom Private Press, 1990. [chapbook]
Condensed Animals (verse). London, Puffin Books, 1991.
“Dear Robert, Dear Spike”: the Graves-Milligan Correspondence, with Robert Graves, ed. Pauline Scudamore, foreword by Milligan. Stroud, Gloucestershire, A. Sutton, 1991.
My Mother, illus. Robert Tilling. Leicester, New Broom Private Press, 1991. [chapbook]
Peace Work. London, M. Joseph, 1991.
The Bible, The Old Testament according to Spike Milligan. London, Michael Joseph, 1993.
William McGonagall: Freefall, with Jack Hobbs. London, M. Joseph, 1992.
Depression and How to Survive It, with Anthony Clare. London, Ebury Press, 1993; new ed., London, Arrow Books, 1994.
Fleas, Knees and Hidden Elephants (verse), illus. Philip Hopman. London, Boxtree, 1994.
In a Jam. Leicester, Toni Savage, 1994. [broadsheet]
Wuthering Heights according to Spike Milligan. London, M. Joseph, 1994.
D. H. Lawrence’s John Thomas and Lady Jane: Part II of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, according to Spike Milligan. London, Michael Joseph, 1995.
Spike Milligan: A Celebration. The best of Milligan, ed. Roger Sawyer. London, Virgin Books, 1995.
Toni Savage of Leicester: 14-9-29—4-10-94. Leicester, Cynthia A. Savage, 1996. [chapbook]
Black Beauty according to Spike Milligan. London, Virgin, 1996.
Frankenstein according to Spike Milligan. London, Virgin, 1997.
The Goons: The Story, with others, ed. Norma Farnes. London, Virgin, 1997.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover according to Spike Milligan. London, M. Joseph, 1997.
The Hound of the Baskervilles according to Spike Milligan. London, Virgin, 1998.
Robin Hood according to Spike Milligan. London, Virgin, 1998.
A Mad Medley of Milligan (verse). London, Virgin, 1999.
The Family Album: An Illustrated Autobiography. London, Virgin, 1999.
The Murphy. London, Virgin, 2000.
Treasure Island according to Spike Milligan. London, Virgin, 2000.
The Essential Spike Milligan, ed. Alexander Games. London, Fourth Estate, 2002.
The Compulsive Spike Milligan, ed. Norma Farnes. London, Fourth Estate, 2004.
Box 18: The Unpublished Spike Milligan, ed. Norma Farnes. London, Fourth Estate, 2006.

Omnibus
A Potboiling Dustbin Full of Bits. London, Hobbs in association with Joseph, 1984.
Two Tales of Wonder: Badjelly the Witch and Dip the Puppy. London, Target Books, 1987.
Hidden Words (verse; contains Small Dreams of a Scorpion, Open Heart University, Mirror Running). London, M. Joseph, 1993.
A Children’s Treasury of Milligan. Classic stories & poems (contains Silly Verse for Kids, The Bald Twit Lion, A Book of Milliganimals, Unspun Socks from a Chicken’s Laundry, Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Naughty, Nasty Dragon, Startling Verse for All the Family). London, Virgin, 2000. [book & tape gift set in container]
Classic Adventures according to Spike Milligan (contains Black Beauty, Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Robin Hood, Treasure Island). London, Virgin, 2002.
The Completely Essential Spike Milligan (contains The Essential Spike Milligan, The Compulsive Spike Milligan) London, HarperCollins for Marks & Spencer, 2005.

Slipcase Editions
The New Milligan Family Mixture (contains: A Book of Milliganimals, Silly Verse for Kids, Puckoon, Adolph Hitler—My Part in His Downfall, Small Dreams of a Scorpion). Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1974.
Mini Milligan Collection (contains Silly Verse for Kids, Book of Milliganimals, Unspun Socks from a Chicken’s Laundry). London, Puffin, 1992.

Others
Poetic Gems: Selected from the Works of William McGonagall, poet and tragedian, foreword by Spike Milligan. London, Folio Society, 1985.

About Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan: Paintings, Drawings, Manuscripts and Recordings. London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1972.
The Story of the Goons by Alfred Draper, with John Austin & Harry Edgington. London, Everest Books, 1976.
Spike Milligan: A Biography by Pauline Scudamore. London, Granada, 1985.
Milligan: The Life and Times of Spike Milligan by Dominic Behan. London, Methuen, 1988.
Spike Milligan: His Part in Our Lives by Maxine Ventham, foreword by Shelagh Milligan. London, Virgin, 2002.
Surviving Spike Milligan: A Journey Through the Mind & Mirth of the Master Goon by John Antrobus. London, Robson, 2002.
Spike Milligan: The Biography by Humphrey Carpenter. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.
Spike: An Intimate Memoir by Norma Farnes. London, Fourth Estate, 2003.
Spike & Co.: Inside the House of Fun with Milligan, Sykes, Galton & Simpson by Graham McCann. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2006.

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