25 January, 1973
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DISCOVER PUCKOON, SPIKE MILLIGAN'S CLASSIC SLAPSTICK NOVEL
'Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks' Daily Mail
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 . . .
'Bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border' Observer
'Our first comic philosopher' Eddie Izzard
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
Spike Milligan (1918-2002) was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Over the course of his astonishing career, he wrote over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.
|Number Of Pages||160|
|Item Weight||117 g|
|Product Dimensions||129 x 198 x 9 mm|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|