The Family Album

The Family Album

An Illustrated Autobiography

Book - 1999
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Spike Milligan has carefully selected scores of very personal photographs to illustrate his intriguing family history, from his birth in India in 1918, his childhood, Army life, and the story of his career to the arrival of his own family, creating a fascinating record of his amazing life.

Blackwell North Amer
For years Spike Milligan has lovingly collected and collated over a dozen volumes of family photographs and memorabilia, stretching from army life in India in 1869, through his birth in 1918 and his childhood, to his career as an entertainer and the arrival of his own family.
Spike has carefully selected scores of these delightful photographs to illustrate the story of his life. Notes in diary form are expanded into anecdotes and reminiscences in Spike's inevitably irreverent style, making light of the major emotional hurdle Spike had to overcome in writing this deeply intimate book. At times touching and sincerely personal, The Family Album includes details of how Spike was plagued by manic depression stemming from his wartime experiences, his traumatic mental breakdown and the collapse of his first marriage, all of which had led him to believe that he could never write an autobiography such as this.
Also included are some of his adventures in show business, from the early days with The Goons and his innovative work on television to his stage appearances and film work. Along the way there are famous friendships with famous friends as diverse as Barry Humphries and the Prince of Wales.

Publisher: London : Virgin Pub., 1999
Description: 224 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781852278861
Branch Call Number: 791.092 Mil


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