By Spike Milligan
Puckoon is Spike Milligan's vintage slapstick novel, reissued for the 1st time because it used to be released in 1963.
'Pops with the erratic brilliance of a slipshod fit in a field of fireworks' Daily Mail
[b]In 1924 the Boundary fee is tasked with developing the hot authentic department among Northern eire and the Irish Republic. via incompetence, dereliction of responsibility and sheer perversity, the border finally ends up operating throughout the center of the small city of Puckoon.
Houses are divided from outhouses, husbands separated from better halves, bars are bring to a halt from their consumers, church buildings sundered from graveyards. And in the course of all of it is negative Dan Milligan, our feckless protagonist, who's taunted and manipulated by means of all people (including the sadistic writer) to aim and make a few feel of this mess . . .
'Bursts on the seams with remarkable comedian characters excited about unbelievably most probably issues at the Irish border' Observer
'Our first comedian philosopher' Eddie Izzard
Spike Milligan used to be one of many maximum and such a lot influential comedians of the 20th century. Born in India in 1918, he served within the Royal Artillery in the course of WWII in North Africa and Italy. on the finish of the conflict, he cast a occupation as a jazz musician, sketch-show author and performer, ahead of becoming a member of forces with Peter and Harry Secombe to shape the mythical Goon Show. until eventually his dying in 2002, he had good fortune as on level and monitor and because the writer of over 80 books of fiction, memoir, poetry, performs, cartoons and children's tales.