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  • How it Works: The Husband

    Penguin Books Ltd How it Works: The Husband

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    The handy guide to the HUSBAND makes the PERFECT GIFT for any long-suffering wife or prospective bride to give to their beloved husband.____________________'The wife likes to read romantic fiction. The books are a fantasy and an escape for her. The husband does not waste his time on silly stories. He likes to read books about things that really happened and tales of real men.Reading these will be invaluable if he ever has to land on the moon or be in the S.A.S. or help manage the England football team.'____________________ 'The husband likes to do simple repairs, like changing the washer on a tap.Afterwards he likes to talk at great length about what a struggle it was, and will want to be treated as if he has invented a machine that turns farts into gold.' ____________________This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' Stylist

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    £8.99

  • Blighty: The Quest for Britishness, Britain, Britons, Britishness and The British

    Little, Brown Book Group Blighty: The Quest for Britishness, Britain, Britons, Britishness and The British

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    Britain. What's that all about then?Having skewered modern life and culture in the bestselling Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit?, Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur set out to uncover the deep dark truth about Britain - its history, its myths and its people. Over the course of a year they endure the Last Night of the Proms and search for a couple of pissed dragons under a hill in Wales. They witness Scotland rising again (a bit), encounter terrifying Europhobe ladies in Surrey and lose the will to live in Gibraltar. They also meet a lot of druids. Hilarious, provocative and filled with fascinating facts, Blighty offers a brilliant, alternative vision of Britain - the island in the Atlantic that some people call Britain.

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    £8.09

  • Cheers My Arse!

    Little, Brown Book Group Cheers My Arse!

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    Ricky Tomlinson, author and entertainer, has worked in pubs and clubs up and down the country and seen more than his fair share of last orders. CHEERS . . . MY ARSE! is his hilarious collection of classic tales from the heart of publand. Featuring riotous stories that celebrate our best-loved hell raisers - Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Reed and Richard Burton, to name a few - and the escapades of modern-day drinking heroes (like the Gallagher brothers and Johnny Vegas), this is the perfect book for anyone who's ever had one too many . . .

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    £6.29

  • Rubbish Pet Portraits

    HarperCollins Publishers Rubbish Pet Portraits

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    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** A hilarious collection of Hercule Van Wolfwinkle's 'extremely realistic' pet portraits. Warning: may not be suitable for anyone who actually likes animals or has the ability to see. Not only does Hercule's unusual talent shine through on every page, each portrait is captioned with a review written by its bewildered recipient: "Tell ya what mate, why don’t you get back to me when you’ve drawn a picture of my actual dog" "It gets worse and worse the more your eyes scan down the page. Which is really quite the achievement given how bad her face looks" "We really miss Marley. If I ever think I might be forgetting what he looked like, I can gaze at your portrait and know it was nothing like that."

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    £8.99

  • QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

    Faber & Faber QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

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    The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the QI's popular 'General Ignorance' round.For the past decade, the QI team have been patiently correcting the myths, misunderstandings and misplaced certainties that go to make up 'general knowledge'. The first Book of General Ignorance, published in 2006, became an instant international bestseller and has been translated into 29 languages. The Second Book of General Ignorance in 2010 set the record straight on hundreds more areas of everyday wrongness. Now, the QI team returns to complete the trilogy. The Third Book of General ignorance gathers together 180 more questions to which the answers all seem perfectly obvious. Some have appeared in the BBC TV programme's 'General Ignorance' round, but many appear here for the first time. What they prove, beyond all reasonable doubt, is that none of us know anything at all. The largest pyramid isn't in EgyptThe Nile isn't the world's longest riverThe Himalayas aren't the longest mountain range'Jingle Bells' wasn't written for ChristmasWhalebone isn't made of whale boneMost deserts aren't made from sandThe ozone layer isn't made of ozoneCowboys didn't wear StetsonsAll snakes are venomousNot all fish live in water

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    £13.49

  • Even More Embarrassing Dad Jokes: So Bad They’re Actually Good

    HarperCollins Publishers Even More Embarrassing Dad Jokes: So Bad They’re Actually Good

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    The follow-up to Ian Allen’s uproarious Embarassing Dad Jokes, Even More Embarrassing DAD JOKES takes the ‘dad joke book’ to new dimensions! Even More Embarrassing DAD JOKES builds on the strength of Ian Allen’s original Embarrassing Dad Jokes book that has enjoyed regular strong sales in the US, UK and Australia. The chicken finally takes a break from crossing the road in this attractively packaged joke book, which majors on – among many other things – the beaver: What do you call a German beaver with an obsession for building dams on ladders? Götterdämmerung What’s a beaver’s least favourite film? The Dam Busters Packed with graphics and bursting with ideas, it is both funny and clever with winning punchlines on every page, from the grand master of the dad joke. What do you call a bear who leans on its paws? Pauline I wrote a great book on how to build a new staircase at home… It was a step-by-step guide. I met a woman who likes setting fire to banks. I said, ‘that’s a perfect job for you, Bernadette.’ Why do Badgers dislike Wimbledon so much? They hate going to five sets.

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    £11.69

  • Chonk and Smol: Puppers, Woofers, Floofers and Frens

    HarperCollins Publishers Chonk and Smol: Puppers, Woofers, Floofers and Frens

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    Bork Bork! The definitive gift book for pet-lovers everywhere Chonk and Smol celebrates adorable pets in all shapes and sizes! The book is full of hilarious pictures and heckin’ cute captions for the doggo and cat lovers in your life. CHONK: An animal that is majestically solid and magnificently chunky. SMOL: An animal so small and adorable that you would immediately protect it with your life. CHONK AND SMOL: A celebration of the cutest, smollest and chonkiest creatures one book has ever contained. Dive into these pages of intense floofiness to find new frens who will zoom, tippy-tap, blep and mlem their way into your heart. WARNING: CONTAINS EXTREME CUTENESS Chapters include:• Mlem or Blep?: Tongues Explained• Borking: Hear Us Loud and Clear• Snugging: Micro-Naps and Super-Sleeps• Making Frens: Best Friends Furever

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    £7.99

  • Fairy Tales for Millennials: 12 Problematic Stories Retold for the Modern World

    Penguin Random House Children's UK Fairy Tales for Millennials: 12 Problematic Stories Retold for the Modern World

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    Welcome to the world of Fairy Tales, Millennial style...Inside you'll find Sleeping Beauty waking up Woke, the Nanny Goats Gruff getting trolled, and three little pigs explaining that - realistically - a house of straw is really the only way a first time buyer can get on the property ladder.Goldilocks discovers a darling little Porridge pop-up, the Pied Piper shifts his content strategy to attract more followers, and Hansel and Gretel meet a witch with a disruptive approach to clean eating.

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    £9.99

  • How it Works: The Wife

    Penguin Books Ltd How it Works: The Wife

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    The PERFECT GIFT for your long-suffering wife or prospective bride. Or, for any fool of a husband or seriously deluded groom-to-be who hasn't yet understood what he's signed up for.-------------------- Tina is getting married. It is the best day of her life.Next year, she will claim that becoming a mother was the best day of her life, but only because she was on some very strong drugs.Neither is true. The best day of her life was on her eighth birthday, when she got a yellow bike. --------------------The wife likes surprises.Her favourite sort is a surprise birthday party.It is the husband's job to organise this surprise for her, and to keep her informed of every detail about it.--------------------This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' Stylist

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    £8.99

  • I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

    Little, Brown Book Group I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

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    Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in I'll Have What She's Having, her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest to diet like the stars. Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes à la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the 'Salt Water Flush' to channel her inner Beyoncé. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!), I'll Have What She's Having is completely surprising, occasionally unappetising, and always outrageously funny.

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    £8.09

  • The Lost Sock

    Little, Brown Book Group The Lost Sock

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    When a man loses one of his favourite pair of socks at the laundromat, he sets out on a quest to find out what happens to lost socks, and why every sock drawer contains a plethora of single socks. On his eventful journey, he discovers why you always lose the sock you love, visits a sockiatrist who teaches him about the Planet of Lost Socks, and eventually finds his perfect partner at a puppet show. A wryly sweet story of love, loss and destiny.

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    £8.09

  • Mindful Shagging: the calmer sutra

    Ebury Publishing Mindful Shagging: the calmer sutra

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    Shag yourself zen.Release all stress with 60 calmer-sutra sexercises and meditations.With easy-to-follow instructional diagrams, and memorable mantras, this book will show you how to achieve inner peace, the fun way. Redirect your energy, master the power of intention. Inhale. Exhale, Cooooooohm.

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    £7.99

  • Bleak Expectations: Now a major West End play!

    Little, Brown Book Group Bleak Expectations: Now a major West End play!

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    Now a major West End play! From 3rd May 2023, see Bleak Expectations on stage at the Criterion theatre, with guest stars Stephen Fry, Dermot O'Leary, Sue Perkins and more!Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, BLEAK EXPECTATIONS recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of his cruel guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent. Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, nightmarish court-cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over-sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: Bleak Expectations is a novel like Charles Dickens might have written after far too much gin.

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    £8.99

  • All Puns Blazing: The Best British Knockout Jokes

    Ebury Publishing All Puns Blazing: The Best British Knockout Jokes

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    I don't like to brag but I can control a kayak brilliantly. Canoe?'Pardon' is the only French word that I know. I can only apologise.From Geoff Rowe and the Leicester Comedy Festival comes this brilliant tribute to that most British of jokes, the humble pun.Including a foreword from Dr Oliver Double and a wealth of hilarious (and occasionally groan-inducing) material from some of Britain's finest stand-up comedic talent, All Puns Blazing is a fun and fitting celebration of grassroots UK comedy.Featuring puns from:El Baldiniho - Lovdev Barpaga - Zahra Barri - Adele Cliff - Tony Cowards - Henry Dawe - Pauline Eyre - Friz Frizzle - Masai Graham - Sean Hegarty - Kevin Hudson - Leo Kearse - Colin Leggo - Nigel Lovell - Iain MacDonald - Kat Molinari - Laura Monmoth - Joseph Murphy - Graham Musk - Sean Patrick - Richard Pulsford - Paul Savage - Philip Simon - Rob Thomas - Andrew Tymms - Stevie Vegas - Chris Norton Walker - Darren Walsh - Richard Woolford - Jenan Younis

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    £9.99

  • A Comedian's Prayer Book

    John Murray Press A Comedian's Prayer Book

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    A Comedian's Prayer Book. The title is a worry, isn't it?...God is a tough audience as far as audible response is concerned, but at least you don't have to explain the references. In this collection of prayers, much-loved comedian, broadcaster and radio host Frank Skinner has tried to retain the bare candour of the rehearsal-room improvisation - to show what faith feels like, from the inside - but infused it with all the production values required to make it a passable public entertainment. In it are his convictions, his questions, his fears, his doubts, his elations - all presented in an eavesdropper-friendly form. Hell, Judgement, atheism, money, faith and the X-Men all feature: it's a bit like reading the Bible, except you only get one side of the conversation, and all the jokes are left in.

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    £7.99

  • Question Time: A Journey Round Britain's Quizzes

    Orion Publishing Co Question Time: A Journey Round Britain's Quizzes

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    Which major UK retailer has the same name as Odysseus's dog in Greek mythology?In the original version of the Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', who sang the opening line?Which is the only US state whose name can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard?Travel writer and quiz fan Mark Mason decided to combine two of his greatest loves by setting off on a tour of Britain's quizzes. From a pub quiz in Edinburgh to a charity quiz in Hampshire, from a corporate quiz in Birmingham to a journalists' quiz in Parliament, he finds answers aplenty while asking some questions of his own. Just what is it that attracts us to these tests of our knowledge? What are the ingredients of the perfect quiz question? And which is the only English city whose official name begins with H?The only travel book ever to discuss Winston Churchill's use of language and reveal Donald Duck's middle name, QUESTION TIME is an affectionate tribute to Britain and one of its most cherished institutions - the quiz.'A must-have book for any quiz lover' THE TIMES

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    £8.99

  • 101 Things To Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone

    Short Books Ltd 101 Things To Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone

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    Our phones have become a constant distraction; it's time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes out.This book offers an imaginative list of games and tips aimed at curing us of our portable tech addiction.More than mere time-killers, these activities include ways to unleash your creative side and train your brain, but above all methods to set you on the road to calm.

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    £7.19

  • Dangerous Experiments for After Dinner: 21 Daredevil Tricks to Impress Your Guests

    Orion Publishing Co Dangerous Experiments for After Dinner: 21 Daredevil Tricks to Impress Your Guests

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    Bored of the same old dinner-party chitchat? Spice up your soirées, impress your guests and show up your brother-in-law with Dangerous Experiments for After Dinner, a book full of hilarious, and sometimes dangerous, after-dinner tricks and challenges.Twenty-one daredevil tricks are illustrated along with step-by-step instructions and explanations of the science behind them. From sabering a bottle of champagne to hammering a needle through a coin, each of these feats is guaranteed to wow your guests.

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    £8.99

  • Dad's Wit and Wisdom: Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers

    Octopus Publishing Group Dad's Wit and Wisdom: Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers

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    When your precious offspring have hijacked the car and there’s a hole in your wallet the size of the Grand Canyon, kick back and relax with this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you why being a dad is the best job in the world.

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    £9.99

  • You Know You're a Gardening Fanatic When...

    Octopus Publishing Group You Know You're a Gardening Fanatic When...

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    You know you're a gardening fanatic when...... you favour your ride-on lawnmower over your Ferrari.... you think talking dirty means whispering the word 'compost'.If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether you've really gone to seed or you're just one petal short of a flower!

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    £6.99

  • Carol Carnage: Malicious Mishearings of Your Yuletide Favourites

    Atlantic Books Carol Carnage: Malicious Mishearings of Your Yuletide Favourites

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    A stocking-fodder sensation of classic Christmas carols told through the brilliantly British medium of pun, by the internationally renowned Guardian cartoonist, Martin Rowson.Carol Carnage takes the first verse and chorus line of five world-famous carols and renders them into stunning pen-and-ink puns, brimming with English eccentricity, invention and Christmas-crackerly bawdiness. Whether it is the frosty beauty of In the Bleak Midwinter maliciously misheard as the vomit-spackled Ian the Greek,Mid-wine Tour or the trumpeting joy of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen spitefully styled as a husband and wife drunkenly heckling one another in Got Dressed Yet Mary? Gin Till Morn!, the internationally renowned cartoonist Martin Rowson unrepentantly takes aim at po-faced carol enthusiasts and dangerously earnest Christmassers the world over.

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    £6.99

  • Semi-Gloss

    Allen & Unwin Semi-Gloss

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    In her collection of autobiographical essays, fashion magazine editor Justine Cullen takes us on a hilariously candid exploration of her life so far - and all the mistakes she's made along the way.Semi-Gloss is an intimate, sharp and witty look at growing up and growing older from the kind of woman who seems like she has it all together - the glamorous job, the perfect family, the killer wardrobe. But, chipping away at that shiny, sparkly surface, Justine reveals the beautiful mess that lies beneath.A wildly entertaining and sometimes bumpy ride through a life well-lived, by one of Australia's most respected female voices.

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    £11.69

  • Are You a Grumpy Old Git? Quiz Book

    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd Are You a Grumpy Old Git? Quiz Book

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    For decades, experts have been puzzled by what causes many previously happy, carefree young men to become perpetual moaners as soon as they hit middle age. And now they have found it, uncovered the truth behind the Holy Grail of modern medicine: the grumpy gene.To discover whether you (or your loved ones) possess the grumpy gene, this quiz book has been devised to gauge your reaction to hundreds of different situations, from airport scanning machines that never work to parcel delivery men who choose to ignore the address clearly marked on the label and prefer to drop off your parcel at any random house in the vicinity. Points are awarded for each answer and your total score indicates where you rate on the grumpy scale. Wry, funny and wonderfully well observed, this quiz book gives you all the tools you need to test for the grumpy gene – in yourself or in the old git in your life. With questions relating to weather, work, travel, gardening, technology, relationships, family and law and order (to name but a few), no stone is left unturned to find the answer to that eternal question: Are You a Grumpy Old Git?

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    £9.99

  • The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide to Life

    Little, Brown Book Group The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide to Life

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    Now that the nation's favourite music magazine is no more, The 10 Commandments draws on the finest selections of Q Magazine's archives, as well as never-before-seen material, to create the ultimate, outrageous guide to life from the world's most famous rock stars. This newly expanded edition of The 10 Commandments presents sixty musicians giving their rules to live by - from Noel Gallagher to 50 Cent. 'Thou shalt not play golf' BONO 'Painting is good for the soul' IGGY POP 'I'm trying to go back to old-school England with fisticuffs at your local football pitch' BIG NARSTIE'What makes a perfect gentleman? Leave big tips, baby!' WYCLEF JEAN 'Make like a boy scout' STEVIE NICKS 'Do as Madonna says' NILE RODGERS'A woman should always carry at least $75 on her. You need emergency exit money' AZEALIA BANKS 'Always be honest to your wife' JOHN LYDON'Even if you're set up for life, always have a total left-turn dream just in case' CHARLIE XCX 'Check the caffeine content' JOHNNY MARR

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    £8.99

  • Cut It Out: Dictators, Despots and Other Badass Hairdos

    Little, Brown Book Group Cut It Out: Dictators, Despots and Other Badass Hairdos

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    What do all despots and dictators across the ages have in common? Homicidal tendencies? Ruthless megalomania? A desire to enslave millions? Of course! They're not working for Médecins Sans Frontières? . . . but that isn't the whole story. It's all been foretold in the hair, baby.Combing through history, every badass from Genghis Khan to Donald Trump has clambered up the pole to ultimate power on the back of some of the most radical hairdos the world has seen. It's a proven scientific fact that the badder the dude, the bigger the rug statement and in Cut It Out we feature looks that will blow your stack and have you sprinting to the nearest salon to rock your locks.Award-winning stylist Bryan 'The Brush' Burnsides brings decades of prime salon experience to his definitive study of nifty trims for nasty guys.In Cut It Out Burnsides reveals just how the original 'dos were done and shares the intimate trade secrets of today's underground stylists, hell-bent on creating total retro-hair war. Dust off that Mao suit, slip on that armband and get ready for Big Bad Hair!Cut It Out is a spoof guide to the hairstyles of despots and dictators over the centuries that have determined how we view such despicable individuals. Utilising the language of the salon and contemporary hair and beauty trade publications, the book critically examines the hairstyles that are the ultimate definition of 'bad' (and badder) and offers a 'how-to' guide for those brave enough to copy the 'dos of the dastardly, the demonic and downright devious. From Genghis Khan to Grigori Rasputin via Donald Trump and Putin (taking in a few Nazis en route) Cut It Out is both a valuable historic document and outré-cool style guide to the world's most counter-intuitive crops.

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    £8.99

  • The A to Z of Skateboarding

    Unbound The A to Z of Skateboarding

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    For more than twenty years, Tony Hawks has been mistaken for Tony Hawk, the American skateboarder. Even though it is abundantly clear on his website that he is an English comedian and author, people still write to him asking the best way to do a kickflip or land a melon.One mischievous day he started writing back in a pompous tone, goading his correspondents for their spelling mistakes and poor grammar, while offering bogus or downright silly advice on how to improve their skateboarding.Featuring entries on parents' pain, disappointment, underachievers, Quorn and the Vatican, this is his A to Z guide to the world of skateboarding, as seen through the eyes of someone who knows absolutely nothing about it.

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  • The Ultimate Bucket List: 50 Buckets You Must See Before You Die

    Icon Books The Ultimate Bucket List: 50 Buckets You Must See Before You Die

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    The Battle of Hastings, where Harold's penchant for wearing on his head an upturned bucket rather than the standard issue helmet was to prove his undoing; the invention of the wheel, which occurred when a gentleman in Mesopotamia stumbled upon a bucket and watched transfixed as it rolled across the floor; the foundation of Rome: Romulus, Remus and a bucket - the rest is history. Unchanged in design over millennia, the humble bucket possesses a versatility unmatched in the history of human invention. It is the unobtrusive onlooker, the fly on the wall sat in quiet contemplation at all great turning points in world history. Detailing 50 buckets that were present at great moments in history, Guardian travel writer and author of Tiny Castles and Tiny Histories, Dixe Wills, describes each event through their sage and unblinking gaze. It's time to start ticking some buckets off your list.

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  • The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog and Friends

    Little, Brown Book Group The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog and Friends

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    Azuki, the much-loved Japanese miniature hedgehog who became an Instagram sensation, with over 407,000 followers, sadly died on the 20th January 2019. His daughter, Monaka, born on the 8th April 2018, is following in her father's footsteps. This is a collection of adorable photographs of Azuki, Monaka and their friends baking, playing pool, reading and enjoying other mini-adventures. In his heyday, Azuki was a mainstay of Bored Panda and was featured on Time magazine's website. New York magazine called him 'the only pure thing left in this world', and he appeared in the pages of the Independent and the Sun. He also had thousands of fans in Australia and New Zealand.The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog and Friends is the perfect gift book for the animal lover in your life who is over dogs and cats and into hedgehogs, for anyone who clicks on Cute Overload for a break from the news, and for Azuki and daughter Monaka's still-growing fan base.'In Japan, hedgehogs are thought to be a type of rat, and generally don't have a good image,' Tsunoda explains. 'By publishing a photo book, I aim to raise awareness.'

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  • The Mammoth Book of New Comic Quotes: Over 3,500 modern gems of wit and wisdom from TV, films and stand-up

    Little, Brown Book Group The Mammoth Book of New Comic Quotes: Over 3,500 modern gems of wit and wisdom from TV, films and stand-up

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    With over 3,500 entries, arranged by topic, fully indexed and up-to-date for the twenty-first century, here is a bumper new collection of witticisms and wisecracks. If you're looking for a quick quip to get the crowd on your side, struggling to put the finishing touches to a wedding speech or just want to cheer yourself and your mates up, this marvellous mammoth book provides all you'll ever need. Entries range from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, movie quotes and graffiti. Among the contributors featured are Ricky Gervais, Sir Terry Pratchett, Tina Fey, Milton Jones, Russell Brand, Bill Bryson, Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Clarkson, Larry David, Grayson Perry, Germaine Greer, Will Ferrell and many more. Never be stuck for a good line again! 'Al Gore met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change. To try to explain it in terms Trump would understand, Gore said, "The planet is getting hotter than your daughter Ivanka."' Conan O'Brien'The only time it's cool to yell, "I have diarrhoea!" is when you're playing Scrabble.' Zach Galifianakis

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  • To the Best Teacher: Perfect End of Year Gift | Retirement & Appreciation - Thank You Teacher for Helping Me

    Ebury Publishing To the Best Teacher: Perfect End of Year Gift | Retirement & Appreciation - Thank You Teacher for Helping Me

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    'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela A card isn't quite enough - how can you say 'thank you' to some of the unsung heroes of our time? A good teacher can turn a life around. A good teacher can change the course of a career. A good teacher can bring the best out of every student. A good teacher deserves to be celebrated. This is a gift - to the teachers who have taken the time to help us understand or appreciate a subject. To the teachers who believed in us even when we didn't believe in ourselves. To the teachers who have taught us so much more than a subject. To the teachers we will never forget. This is a gift to the best teacher.

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    £6.99

  • Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words

    Biteback Publishing Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words

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    "You see! This is how you die." - Coco Chanel; "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!" - Breaker Morant; "If any of you have a message for the devil, give it to me, for I am about to meet him!" - Lavinia Fisher; "I am dying. Please ...bring me a toothpick." - Alfred Jarry; Funny, reflective, scornful or delirious, we are fascinated by famous last words because, humanity in extremis, they seem to tell us something about ourselves. Featuring lovers, killers, artists, traitors, spies, rulers, poets and pariahs, this thoughtful volume brings together the hedonists and the fatalists, the pragmatists and the optimists in a collection of famous last utterances - and the stories behind them - from throughout history.

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    £7.19

  • A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol

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    -- Charles Dickens’s heartwarming winter tale... with guinea pigs in the starring roles! Miserable to the core and wholly unwilling to celebrate Christmas, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge says ‘Bah! Humbug!’ to the festive season. But then one chilly night he is visited by three Spirits, who take him on a journey through time so he can learn the error of his ways and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

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  • A Guinea Pig Nutcracker

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC A Guinea Pig Nutcracker

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    The Nutcracker ballet, danced by guinea pigs As the curtain rises, Clara is opening her presents under the Christmas tree. She falls in love with a present from her godfather Drosselmeyer: a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara falls asleep that night, she is swept up in a battle between the Nutcracker (who has become a handsome prince) and the terrible Mouse King. This leads to a magical trip into the realms of fantasy, a sweet-filled wonderland where the beautiful Sugarplum Fairy dances... This is the world famous ballet, as you’ve never seen it before.

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    £7.19

  • Crazy Plant Lady

    Workman Publishing Crazy Plant Lady

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    For the plant-obsessed woman of any age, this humorous, illustrated little book celebrates the devotion and quirky habits plants inspire. You know you’re a crazy plant lady when watering is a hobby, you can’t resist a cute pot, and just looking at succulents and monsteras makes you smile. This charming celebration of the plant lady lifestyle proves that plant love is the joy that keeps growing. There are sweet puns: Aloe you vera much. Plant lady dreams: thrifting the perfect vintage mister. Relatable mantras: Every day is a good day to go plant shopping. All featuring vibrant art by Isabel Serna throughout—plus, a bonus sheet of plant-themed stickers!

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    Welbeck Publishing Group The Love Scrapbook

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    Filled with fun, silly, cheeky and sensual activities for couples. It is a fill-in-yourself book that will help you get the most out of your relationship, from when it's flashy, new and box-fresh to when it's fully worn in and super comfy. Designed to help you achieve maximum relationship awesomeness, The Love Scrapbook gives you the chance to enjoy, assess and celebrate your relationship while you are in it! From logging your important milestones, argument scorecards and 'Which romcom would your relationship be?' to in-jokes, design your own love heart sweets and the Meatloaf Test (just what would you do for love?). What's more, once finished with the fill-in activities, fold down the pages of the book to create a 3D heart shape as a physical memento of your love and relationship.

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    £5.55

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    The Squeeze Press Cornography: The New Swirled Order - Despatches from the Crop Circles

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    ... SWIRLED NEWS FROM THE FRONT LINE ... Michael Glickman has increasingly lived and breathed crop circles since his first exposure to them over 15 years ago. This is his hilarious crop circle journal or occasional blog - adapted, edited and compiled from columns in various underground crop circle journals, including the legendary Cereologist, the highly subversive Sussex Circular and the eclectic Swirled News. Witty, incisive, and profoundly thought-provoking, Cornography throws a special light on to that old chestnut, more important today than ever: How does mankind deal with miracles? “The funniest book I’ve read for decades” Ofmil C. Haines Jnr. “I love this book” God

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  • Euphonics: A Poet's Dictionary of Sounds

    Wooden Books Euphonics: A Poet's Dictionary of Sounds

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    One of the oldest and most secret magical arts of the ancient world, Euphonics is the study of the natural meanings of sounds in words and language. First discussed over 2,000 years ago in Plato's Cratylus, it has long been used by sorcerers worldwide to weave their sonic spells. Learn about the deadly effects of 'D', the ghastly glint of 'G', the jolly jangle of 'J', the binary bulge of 'B' and seductive slippery 'S'. This deceptively simple book, by leading wizard John Michell, and illustrated by Fleet Street cartoonist Merrily Harpur, is the best manual an apprentice could wish for in casting these powerful spells.WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

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  • The Book Of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

    Canongate Books The Book Of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

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    The first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, of intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia has spawned many imitators - but none as addictive or successful.For nearly three decades the editors researched curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. The most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in this edition.

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    £12.99

  • Fake News: "Facts" Always Trump Truth

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    Fake News is a humorous guide to the world of fake news and alternative facts. In the post-truth world we live in, fake news is increasingly a part of our everyday lives. Fake News is both a funny examination of where the phenomenon came from and a manual to teach you how to exploit fake news to profit in your own life! With a mixture of jokes and one-liners alongside longer, hilarious articles and guides, this is the #1 Joke Book of the Year!* *Alternative Fact

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  • Why Steve Was Late: 101 Exceptional Excuses for Terrible Timekeeping

    Atlantic Books Why Steve Was Late: 101 Exceptional Excuses for Terrible Timekeeping

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    Ever been late? Steve has. Lots. But he always has a good excuse. Here are 101 real corkers for you to enjoy. And maybe even borrow... * Distracted by a surprisingly complicated Kinder toy* Overcome by the urge to alphabetise my pets * Forgot how trousers work* Became temporarily feral* Got stuck in a romantic montage Why Steve Was Late is a book of hilarious (and even - occasionally - plausible!) reasons for tardiness, handily dreamed up and illustrated by someone else.

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  • Mrs Cameron's Diary

    Little, Brown Book Group Mrs Cameron's Diary

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    Dave's mobile went - poor Cleggsy, wanting to know what the Queen was like. "Incredibly nervous," Dave said. "But Sam soon put her at her ease."'We have heard, it seems, every opinion on the rise of the coalition save one: that of the new Prime Minister's wife, Samantha. Star journalist Catherine Bennett has stepped in to give us a glimpse of Sam Cam's first year in Downing Street. What to do about Cherie's nightmare granite'n'pine kitchen? How can Dave's rationingy-austerity-depressiony vibe be harnessed for the luxury goods market? Is there a polite strategy for avoiding Miriam Clegg's bookclub?

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    £9.00

  • Wrinklies Bedside Companion: Wise advice to help Wrinklies get their forty winks

    Welbeck Publishing Group Wrinklies Bedside Companion: Wise advice to help Wrinklies get their forty winks

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    Wrinklies Bedside Companion contains everything that the greying generation needs to know about the world, and quite a lot that they don't. Specially designed to live on your bedside table, or wherever you prefer to nap, and to provide light relief before sleep, be a source of interesting quotes and facts for insomniac Wrinklies or serve as a one-stop quote shop for all things that those of you with plenty of life experience will find amusing. Full of short, jokey pieces looking at various aspects of life from a Wrinklies' point of view. These pieces are quirky, satirical, imaginative and above all very funny. They are of course specially designed to appeal to the older reader by tapping into their interests, attitudes, opinions, experience, health problems and the like.

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • The British Bloke, Decoded: From Banter to Man-Flu. Everything finally explained.

    Octopus Publishing Group The British Bloke, Decoded: From Banter to Man-Flu. Everything finally explained.

    1 in stock

    'I laughed a lot and now understand blokes a lot more than I ever wanted to' - Katherine Ryan'Geoff is one of the funniest intelligent thinkers in comedy and this book reflects that perfectly' - Romesh Ranganathan'Geoff's examination of blokeness is Geoff all over - funny and insightful, making serious points without committing the cardinal sin of taking itself too seriously. Top bloke.' - Adrian Chiles'Highly informative. Geoff will make a proper bloke out of me yet.' - Hugo Rifkind'A brilliant and hilarious book which defends blokes without denigrating women' - Konstantin Kisin If you see a man drinking a pint in an airport pub alone, that's a bloke. If you see a man driving to the tip on a Saturday morning with a smile on his face, that's a bloke. And if you see a man heading back from the tip and on the way to the pub, that's a very happy bloke.The British Bloke appears simple and straightforward. He loves football, cricket, beer, sheds, wearing socks and books about the SAS.But beneath that simple exterior lies a mysterious and complex being.In The British Bloke Decoded, writer, comedian and regular bloke, Geoff Norcott peels back the layers of blokedom, revealing the truth behind the sometimes inexplicable behaviour of Britain's husbands, dads and brothers.Based on 46 years of field research and almost scientific insights, Geoff digs deep into subjects as wide as: the value of Banter, the surprising roots of Mansplaining, the near impossibility of getting blokes to send birthday cards, and whether there could be a medal system for Hoovering.And ultimately, he concludes that whilst the toxic men have been grabbing all the publicity - perhaps now's the time to celebrate the simple British bloke in all his eccentric splendour.

    1 in stock

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  • A Snowflake's Guide to Christmas: How to survive a deeply problematic holiday

    Atlantic Books A Snowflake's Guide to Christmas: How to survive a deeply problematic holiday

    1 in stock

    Christmas is an ethical and political minefield. Luckily, this survival guide contains valuable advice on how to navigate the hazards of the holiday season. Learn how to...* launch a scathing dinner table takedown on your woefully unwoke relatives* craft your own sustainable decorations that bring festive cheer without compromising the 2050 Paris Agreement* splurge on Black Friday without propping up the neoliberal capitalist agenda* build a body-positive snowperson that isn't a straight white male for once* skilfully avoid eating meat or dairy without it becoming a whole thing you have to justify for an hour.Whether it's a stocking filler for a left-leaning loved one, or a Secret Santa gift for a painfully earnest colleague, A Snowflake's Guide to Christmas is the perfect gift for anyone with a bleeding heart (and a sense of humour) this holiday season.

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • The Mammoth Book of Weird News

    Little, Brown Book Group The Mammoth Book of Weird News

    1 in stock

    A humorous collection of hundreds of funny news stories, whacky phenomena, and hilarious blunders and gaffes from around the world, such as: the woman who smuggled 75 live snakes in her bra; the man who held a funeral for his amputated foot; the radioactive cat which got mistaken for a bomb; the human tongue that got served up in a hospital; the X-ray that revealed E.T.'s face in a duck; the youth who woke to find a bullet in his tongue; the tortoise that set a house on fire; and many more.

    1 in stock

    £13.49

  • Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera

    Simon & Schuster Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera

    1 in stock

    For fans of the perceptive comedy of Hannah Gadsby, Lindy West, and Sarah Silverman, Academy Award–nominated and acclaimed stand-up comedian Jena Friedman presents a witty and insightful collection of essays on the cultural flashpoints of today. Jena Friedman’s life in comedy began with her senior thesis on inequity in the Chicago comedy scene. It was, in short, not funny, but it anticipated her career as a writer and comedian with acerbic wit and a keen, cutting eye for social observation. Now, she brings her trademark whip-smart humor and cultural criticism to this brainy and laugh-out-loud funny essay collection. Friedman effortlessly takes us just beyond the edge of the uncomfortable with explorations on everything from why some celebrities get buried for their indiscretions while others get a second (third, and fourth…) chance, how we should think about lines of appropriateness crossed decades ago, living in the post- (post-) #MeToo world of today, and the power we hand to silence when we’re told not to joke about reproductive rights, gender, privilege, or class.Not Funny is a witty and bold collection, challenging us to deeply consider why we do and do not laugh, from a rising star of comedy always ready to call out hypocrisy wherever she finds it. And knows how to get a laugh while she does it.

    1 in stock

    £15.29

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