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The remarkable story of a WWII Commando who transformed British comedy.

Digital

30 pledges

Ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Hardback

93 pledges

1st edition hardback, plus ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Tour de France bag / Sold out

1 pledge

Collectable

26 pledges

Signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Bluebottle Assortment

9 pledges

The time written on a piece of paper, a quarter of jelly babies, a piece of string, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Photo of Spike Milligan

6 pledges

A 5” x 5” print of a photo from Larry Stephens’ personal collection showing a relaxed Spike Milligan on a day out, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Two photos of Spike Milligan

1 pledge

Two 5” x 5” prints of photos from Larry Stephens’ personal collection showing a relaxed Spike Milligan on a day out, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

McGoonagall Special

4 pledges

Because you’re a reader sublime
Who’s spending your cash and your time
As thanks for your backing
I’m going to get cracking
And write you your own special rhyme!
A rhyme on the subject of your choice plus you’ll get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

2006 Tour de France

Official 2006 Tour de France t-shirt, size M - brand new and still in its original packaging. You’ll also get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 1

2004 Tour de France

Official 2004 Tour de France t-shirt, size M - brand new and still in its original packaging. You’ll also get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 1

Third Jungle Book no. 1

A colour copy of the extremely rare first issue of the ‘Third Jungle Book’ magazine (the magazine of the 3rd Commando Brigade) dating from April 1944, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Book bundle

2 pledges

4 copies of the hardback (shipped together), ebook edition and 4 names in the book.

Your family history

3 pledges

Julie will spend 2 hours researching your family history and all her discoveries and accompanying documents will be sent to you as a PDF file. You’ll also get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 5 – British family history only

Third Jungle Book no. 1 & 2

2 pledges

Colour copies of the extremely rare first and second issues of the ‘Third Jungle Book’ magazine dating from April 1944 and May 1944, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.

Your family history - deluxe

Julie will spend 10 hours researching your family history and all her discoveries and accompanying documents will be sent to you as a PDF file. You’ll also get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 2 – British family history only

Meet a Goon Show writer

An invitation to join Julie and Goon Show writer, John Antrobus in a central London location to drink tea or coffee and eat cake, signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 4

Your photo in the book

A photo of you standing outside the Grafton Arms pub in Westminster will be included in the book plus you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with Julie inside the pub afterwards. You’ll also get a signed 1st edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Limited to 2