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Puckoon, Spike Milligan's first novel bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border. It's 1924 and the Boundary Commission is deciding on the new line between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. With much pushing and shoving, the border finds it's way down the middle of Puckoon, dividing house from outhouse, man from wife, and pub chairs from bars.

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The legendary and iconic figure, 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 became famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002.

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Bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border * Observer * Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks * Daily Mail * Our first comic philosopher -- Eddie Izzard Milligan is the Great God to all of us -- John Cleese

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