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John Anthony Miller (25 April 1918 - 8 September 1978), better known by his pseudonym Peter Pook, was a British author of humorous novels.

Writing between 1960 and 1980, Peter Pook produced a series of twenty-three "autobiographical" novels in which the real events of his life were mingled with fanciful situations, and Pook himself is presented as an amiable dunderhead who is taken advantage of at every turn. After the first book in the series, 'Banking on Form', every subsequent volume has Pook's name in the title: 'Pook in Boots', 'Pook in Business', 'Pook Sahib', etc.

Recurring themes in the books are Pook's obsession with physical culture and sport, his military career in the Royal Marines, overseas travels, his ambition to be an actor and his own writing career. The earlier books are totally light-hearted, though in some of the later works, particularly those depicting the war years, occasional glimpses of grim reality break in.

Ironically, after twenty-three volumes of autobiography, Pook's real name and real life history remained well-kept secrets. Peter Pook died suddenly on 8 September 1978.

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Total Books: 66
Playboy Pook
2007 - Playboy Pook (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781874490609
ISBN-10: 1874490600
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Banking on Form
2005 - Banking on Form (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781874490500
ISBN-10: 1874490503
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Pook's Viking Virgins
2000 - Pook's VIking VIrgins (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781874490432
ISBN-10: 1874490430
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Marine Pook Esquire Pb
1999 - Marine Pook Esquire Pb (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781874490418
ISBN-10: 1874490414
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Pook in Boots
1992 - Pook in Boots (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781874490050
ISBN-10: 1874490058
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Marine Pook Esquire
1978 - Marine Pook Esquire (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780709165743
ISBN-10: 0709165749
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pook at College
1977 - Pook at College (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780709102687
ISBN-10: 0709102682
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pook's Love Nest
1976 - Pook's Love Nest (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780709152439
ISBN-10: 0709152434
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pook
1976 - Pook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780709152729
ISBN-10: 0709152728
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Pook's Eastern Promise
1972 - Pook's Eastern Promise (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780709132479
ISBN-10: 0709132476
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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