An irreverent account of the "Old Testament", this book portrays a huge range of characters from Hushai the Archite to better-known figures, such as King (my brain hurts) Solomon. Spike Milligan has conjured up the whole bloodthirsty world of smiting, smoting and plagues.
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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 has since become famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992.
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